0.3 - Accessible by Default(.master)

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Released: Nov 15, 2009
Updated: Nov 19, 2009 by flanakin
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Release Notes

NOTE: We uploaded a new version on Nov 18, 2009 with an updated assembly version (0.3, instead of 0.2) and built in release mode. Nothing else was changed.

HiSoftware was primarily focused on educating its community with AKS. Our goal is to be functional. While the Black Band, Blue Band, bla, bla, bla master pages are nice, I can't name one person I've seen actually use them. In this release, we're focusing on building accessible versions of default.master and default.aspx. This should give you an accessible instance of SharePoint with the standard, out-of-the-box look and feel. We consider the *band master pages to be for reference purposes more than actual use. With that said, they are still available.

Install Instructions

  1. Deploy the WSP file either using Central Admin, stsadm, or the PowerShell deployment script
  2. Activate the uAKS Accessibility Overrides site (not site collection) feature to get the accessible default.master and default.aspx
  3. To use the Control Adapters, activate the uAKS Infrastructure web application feature and copy the two .browser files from 12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\aks-infrastructure to the App_Browsers directory in the IIS root

Additional Notes:
  • IMPORTANT! The uAKS Accessibility Overrides feature creates a new version of the default.master and a backup of the default.aspx (uaks-default-backup.aspx); however, to restore the original default.master correctly, you will have to manually restore the default.master from the item's version history
  • The accessible publishing master pages are available by activating the uAKS Accessible Publishing Master Pages site collection feature
  • We're working on a better solution for this manual control adapter process, but that won't likely be available until 0.4 - Bringing it all Together

Deployment Script

The provided deployment script will retract, delete, re-add, and deploy the uaks.wsp file in the same directory. To fully retract/deploy the solution, provide a URL. To only retract; retract and delete; or retract, delete, and re-add the solution, specify the desired action.
PS> deploy.ps1 [<url>] [retract | delete | add]

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