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The latest technology. Your email address will not be published. Where provided, you should use these properties to ensure the best experience possible for your users. Once you have created your report or dashboard, you can find it in the navigation area. When designing a dashboard, you’re usually thinking about things like which parameters are required, the type of information your users want to see, and how you can lay everything out on the form so that it makes sense. For example, if you are using colored icons to indicate the status of something, make sure that the icons also have text on them or have different shapes or some other way for users to differentiate their meanings. The Office of Institutional Research is the official source of UCA institutional information. If you keep this in mind, you can group logical information so that it will be read in an intelligent order, rather than relying on the visual presentation to convey meaning. Please enable it to continue.

When an institution begins its reporting efforts – let’s say after recently changing databases or reporting tools – one of the first steps usually taken is to replicate what they had before. (86) £74.99. And as always, if you have any questions, comments, or feedback on these features or would like to see a specific feature added or prioritized, please let us know. What you might not have thought about is how you can make your content easier to use for people with certain types of disabilities. – ARIA parent roles. The Argos API (Application Programming Interface) allows reports to be run and then securely delivered via third-party software tools such as web portals or ERP software.

In particular, if you have any feedback from end users regarding product accessibility, it would be great to hear which items they’d like to see addressed first. Not only will this significantly help some of your users, but designing for accessibility can also improve your dashboards for everyone else, since you will be creating well-organized layouts that are easy on the eyes and simple to use. Creating a Dashboard If you highlight a DataBlock you will see the option to create a new report in the detail pane. We are also creating a separate VPAT for the Web Viewer. A good solution for this is to use descriptive text for the button or link. When a screen reader user navigates the dashboard in the Web Viewer, this text is read to the user, helping them to identify the content if they are unable to see it. Argos Dashboards To gain access to the Office of Institutional Research’s Argos dashboards, you must complete training with the Office of Institutional Research (OIR). UCA dedicates itself to academic vitality, integrity, and diversity. For example: Screen reader users may not be able to understand the purpose of a button or link when it is taken out of context of the visual presentation or surrounding text. For example, instead of labeling your button “Go”, you might call it “Retrieve Data.” For a hyperlink, this could say “Launch Google” instead of “click here.”. Why? If the DataBlock does not contain a report query, the CSV and banded reports are not accessible and will be grayed out.

It serves as a resource for peers in higher ed to share knowledge and find answers. First, because there are a larger number of Report Viewers compared with Report Writers and DataBlock Designers, and we want to begin with issues that will have the most benefit to the largest number of users. Only Administrators can configure and access the API tab. Saved execution states are configured via the scheduler by an Argos Administrator or a DataBlock Designer. We are attempting to meet WCAG 2.0 AA Requirements. Your email address will not be published. Both of these documents should be available early next year and will provide detailed information on the known issues on our roadmap. In the interest of providing at least one easily accessible method of accessing Argos reports, we’ll be able to do this faster via the Web Viewer.
As the Argos Administrator and Lead DataBlock Designer, I’ve shared this with our Group of 14 Departmental DataBlock Designers. Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2020 Evisions | Privacy Policy. If you understand the basic principles and know what tools are available to you, it’s fairly straightforward to design content with the goal of making it as accessible as possible. If you have objects grouped together on a panel, ensure that the tab order for those objects makes sense and does not send the user back and forth between different, unrelated areas. I’ve created multiple Support Tickets requesting enhancements to meet these requirements. The Dashboard will now appear under the associated DataBlock and can be executed by selecting the appropriate action listed under Report Viewer Actions.

The Create a New Report dialog box appears. As a Report Writer you can allow or disallow the running of the dashboard by checking or un-checking this box. The Report Viewer can choose whether to execute a state stored on the MAP Server or one stored on any PC. For example, if you want a button, use a button object instead of a shape with a label on it. It should be set to Yes for objects that users should be able to interact with, such as form fields, buttons, and list boxes. Making a report API accessible does have significant security implications, which is why it can only be done by an Administrator. I hope this was helpful– please let us know if you have further questions. The Edit Data button is for XML experts who want to edit the underlying object XML. The states shown are stored on the MAP Server, however you can also copy a saved execution state onto a PC by clicking the ‘Save’ icon. After spending several years doing freelance web development while bicycle touring in Europe, he moved back to the US and joined Evisions in 2009. Most Argos objects have properties than can be used to improve accessibility. The free flow of information must be fairly balanced against privacy and data protection interests, and Argos Risk is committed to employing such a balance. This property is currently only supported in the Web Viewer, and does not have any effect when using a screen reader in the Argos client (may be added in a future release). Select the new report in the Explorer Tree to see options in the Action Area under Report Writer Actions. Place a descriptive title or heading at the top of your forms, and at the top of any logical sections so that users know what they are looking at. You can Edit the Report, Edit the Data, and Delete the Report. We will be making further improvements with each successive release of Argos, so definitely keep an eye out for the release announcements. Accessibility doesn’t have to be a lot of work. If Tab Stop has been set to No for an interactive object, keyboard users may be unable to access it, potentially preventing them from using your DataBlock.

We’re focusing our efforts on the Web Viewer to start with, for two reasons. I’ve updated my Dashboards with the key points in your Blog (Labeled By, Tab Order & Stop, Color, Contrast, Font and Size). Give the report a name and a description if desired. For normal sized text, you should choose appropriate colors that have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 with the background color. With regard to the meta tag preventing user scaling, all major browsers ignore this attribute and allow users to zoom in as expected. The tab order should ideally match the visual tab order on the screen, and should make sense to the user when hearing the fields in sequence.