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The reports that are generated in SSRS 2008 R2 Report Manager are not compliant with Section 508 standards

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release.
SYMPTOMS
The reports that are generated in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS 2008 R2) Report Manager are not compliant with section 1194.21(e) in the Section 508 standards:
Section 1194.21 (e) When bitmap images are used to identify controls, status indicators, or other programmatic elements, the meaning assigned to those images shall be consistent throughout an application's performance.
When a screen reader is used by a visually impaired user to access a report that is generated by Report Manager, the screen reader cannot provide useful prompts for some elements of the user interface (UI).

Specifically, the following issues occur when a screen reader is used to access the report:
  • The Export button on the preview toolbar of the report does not provide a meaningful prompt.
  • There are no prompts for the items in the drop-down list that is displayed when a user clicks the Export button.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the Export button and drop-down anchors of the generated report do not have title tags.
RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2489376 Cumulative Update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards (Section 508), visit the following website: For more information about Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for Microsoft products, visit the following Microsoft website:
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Article ID: 2492027 - Last Review: 02/21/2011 18:03:00 - Revision: 1.0

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