Hi Tony, Are you going to actually administrat SharePoint itself, or are you going to just use it to develop web sites and pages? If the answer is number 2, you should not need SharePoint Designer. And I know that Microsoft has improved the accessibility of SharePoint 2010 over that of SharePoint 2007, but I don't have the experience with 2010 to be able to tell you what they did. You might be able to get a Voluntary Accessibility Template document (VPAT) and read it to see what Microsoft says is accessible and what isn't. Probably if you google for microsoft vpat sharepoint 2010 you would get some hits. Jim Jim Homme, Usability Services, Phone: 412-544-1810. Skype: jim.homme Internal recipients, Read my accessibility blog<http://mysites.highmark.com/personal/lidikki/Blog/default.aspx>. Discuss accessibility here<http://collaborate.highmark.com/COP/technical/accessibility/default.aspx>. Accessibility Wiki: Breaking news and accessibility advice<http://collaborate.highmark.com/COP/technical/accessibility/Accessibility%20Wiki/Forms/AllPages.aspx> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Anthony P Schnurr Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:35 AM To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Hello, I have been asked by a supervisor whether or not MS SharePoint 2010 as a rapid development tool is usable by a blind person using a screen reader. Before I delve to far; I would like to hear any experiences from anyone who has tried using this product. Am I wasting my time? I tried Googling and only found references about using this tool to make resulting web pages more accessible to the users. I only found 1 hit from a developer's point of view where someone was complaining about it's inaccessibility. Any comments or advice will be appreciated. Tony Schnurr Programmer Analyst Sr Professional CSC 6125 E. 21st Street MS 32 Indianapolis IN, USA 46219-2058 Global Outsourcing Services | p; +1-317.306.3608 | f: +1-317.306.4253 | aschnurr@xxxxxxx | www.csc.com This is a PRIVATE message. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete without copying and kindly advise us by e-mail of the mistake in delivery. NOTE: Regardless of content, this e-mail shall not operate to bind CSC to any order or other contract unless pursuant to explicit written agreement or government initiative expressly permitting the use of e-mail for such purpose. ________________________________ This e-mail and any attachments to it are confidential and are intended solely for use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this e-mail without the author's prior permission. The views expressed in this e-mail message do not necessarily represent the views of Highmark Inc., its subsidiaries, or affiliates.