Accessibility in Linchpin Intranet
Free yourself from limitations
The subject is important to us!
We take the topic of accessibility seriously and evaluate what we can do to dissolve barriers. Responsible individuals from development, UI design and product ownership thus participated in a two-day workshop on the topic of accessible development in February 2021.
We have now taken the first steps on a long road. With the release of Linchpin Suite 5.3 and Linchpin Essentials 2.3 at the end of June 2022, we reached an important milestone: For readers, Linchpin is now completely navigable via keyboard, and all areas and content can be accessed. The keyboard control also enables simple interactions such as comments, likes or posts in the microblog.
For more complex interaction, i.e. editing pages and news, we will have to wait until Confluence comes up with improvements. Our macros by themselves are configurable via keyboard, but the actual creation and editing of pages still has a few issues. This is where Atlassian must become active, and we are in discussion with the appropriate contact persons there.
Whether it’s a bus stop, building access, or entertainment equipment, everything should be designed so that it can be used in a reasonable way by both people with and without disabilities. As long as this is not guaranteed, people will always be excluded. As a society, we must therefore learn to think in barrier-free terms in order to avoid discrimination. Because this naturally also applies to software, and thus to us as a software service provider, we are constantly working on reducing the barriers of the Linchpin Intranet Suite.
There is still a long way to go
Differing levels of accessibility on one intranet
After many discussions with customers about their requirements and priorities, we drew up a rough plan that we can use to take on all the areas of Linchpin that still need work.
Learn more about accessibility in Linchpin
Linchpin at the University of Vienna
As a public institution, the university stands for diversity and accessibility, so the topic of accessibility has been a big one in the Linchpin project from the very beginning. Learn more about how the university has met these challenges and implemented the Linchpin Intranet Suite for more than 10,000 employees.
New screen reader features in Linchpin
We’re still at the beginning of our journey to make the Linchpin intranet as accessible as possible. That’s why we’ve been working hard over the past development period to finally make Linchpin fit for screen readers as well. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the corresponding functions that await you in version 5.4 – and reveal what we’re already working on (for the next update).
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