Re: Microsoft Access Databases

Ervin, Glenn

Excel is better than Access for accessibility.




From: <> On Behalf Of Jim Homme
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Access Databases



I have total influence over the process. What would you suggest?




Jim Homme
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From: <> on behalf of Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:42:33 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Access Databases


It's probably not your decision, and I don't know how much influence you have over the process, but just for general reference, if this database is going to be used by multiple people simultaneously, Microsoft Access is *not* the program to be used for this, since it doesn't do well with such usage.  Of course, if it's just something that will be posted for others to grab a copy when needed, then that doesn't apply, and the use is just fine, but just be aware of that before trying to build a whole subdepartment on such a system, it won't go well.



On 6/20/2018 12:18 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:


           There are reams of material out there about designing virtually any type of Microsoft Office document/database/spreadsheet in a way that is maximally accessible to screen reader users.  Start poring through the results from:

Some other results come up if you omit "screen readers" as part of the search, but many of them don't apply.


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