Accessibility gaps in IBM Connections Portlets 4.5 release



Customers may encounter some known accessibility issues if they are using a screen reader to access the IBM Connections portlets.


When using the drop-down box to navigate to the different main views in the portlets, the view changes immediately with no further confirmation or additional notice that the view will change when the new view is selected.  Users using a screen reader may not be aware of the change in the view.

For example, if a user changes from public forums to my forums in the selection list, the view changes instantly with no confirmation. This is applicable for all details portlet that use drop-down lists to change the views.

  1. When reading text on the screen for lists of content, tags and sorting options, the text that is read by a screen reader may be in a different sequence to the text  that appears in the view.

    In a few cases, list elements are used with styling applied. In such cases the screen reader might read the options in a different sequence from how they appear in the view.

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IBM Connections

Software version:

4.0, 4.5

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