Accessibility guidelines for SharePoint Server
APPLIES TO: 2013 2016 2019 Subscription Edition SharePoint in Microsoft 365
SharePoint Server supports the accessibility features of common browsers that help IT Pros administer deployments and access sites. For more information about supported features, see Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
Administrators and other users who have administrative responsibilities typically use the SharePoint Central Administration website and the SharePoint Management Shell to manage deployments. The mouse and keyboard are typical devices that administrators use to interact with Central Administration.
Because SharePoint Server runs as web sites in Internet Information Services (IIS), administrators and users depend on the accessibility features that browsers provide. SharePoint Server supports the accessibility features of supported browsers. For more information, see Plan browser support in SharePoint Server 2016 and 2019 and Plan browser support in SharePoint Server Subscription Edition.
Users who don't use a mouse can use a keyboard to navigate the user interface and complete actions. The ability to use the keyboard in this way is a result of support for keyboard interactions that a browser provides. Users who have devices that support touch can also use gestures to complete operations. For more information, see Touch.
SharePoint Server conformance statement
The following SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019, and SharePoint Server Subscription Edition conformance statement, VPAT, and EN 301 549 reports are available at Microsoft Accessibility Conformance Reports You can download the WCAG Conformance Statement and the Section 508 VPAT for SharePoint Server 2016, click the provided link and search for SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019, or SharePoint Server Subscription Edition.
Accessibility features in SharePoint Server
Many of the accessibility features in SharePoint in Microsoft 365 also apply to SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019, and SharePoint Server Subscription Edition. For more information about these accessibility features, see the following articles:
Plan browser support in SharePoint Server Subscription Edition
Accessibility features in SharePoint in Microsoft 365