martes, 10 de marzo de 2009

Lanzamiento del Accessibility Kit for SharePoint v2.0

Hasta el dia de hoy que tuve un poco de tiempo para revisar mis cuentas personales de correo me encontre con este correo de parte de HiSoftware anunciando que el dia de ayer se realizo el lanzamiento de la nueva version del Accessibility Kit for SharePoint y ya ha sido publicada en el sitio de codeplex
A continuacion les copio parte del correo que me fue enviado el dia de ayer:
Tom Rizzo, Senior Director of SharePoint for Microsoft Corporation says, “Microsoft has a long standing commitment to accessibility and our work with HiSoftware on the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint (AKS) reinforces that commitment. The AKS v1.0 and v1.1 have already helped customers around the world to address their accessibility requirements for SharePoint intranet, extranet and Internet sites. The AKS v2.0 incorporates feedback from our customers and partners, and greatly simplifies the process of developing accessible SharePoint sites and applications. It is Microsoft’s goal to deliver better accessibility for all SharePoint content and we believe that the AKS v2.0 moves us in the direction of this goal.”AKS 2.0 significantly reduces the level of effort and knowledge needed by customers and partners to improve the accessibility of SharePoint-based sites/applications. Microsoft, in collaboration with HiSoftware, successfully launched the Accessibility Kit for SharePoint v1.0 in late 2007 and early 2008, along with a Web-based partner and customer community (
More than 4,000 organizations from fifty countries have downloaded AKS which is available under the Microsoft Public License (Open Source see
Key Features in AKS v2.0AKS v2.0 introduces the following:
  • Smart Control adapters which greatly reduce the amount of custom configuration previously required for AKS control adapters.
  • The Web Part Zone Control Adapter, a special Smart Adapter that modifies the output of SharePoint so that it does not use tables for layout of the Web parts.
  • HiSoftware’s Compliant Code Engine (HCCE) to assist organizations in creating code that is compliant to standards-based HTML or XHTML.
  • Additional requirements under Canadian Common Look and Feel 2.0 (CLF 2.0) guidelines.
  • Examples of remediation to comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA. French language version of AKS components.

Pricing and Availability

AKS v2.0 is available immediately at no charge under the Microsoft Public License through Codeplex at For more information on HiSoftware’s products call +1.603.578.1870, email or visit

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