Box.com is a file sharing system licensed at Penn State.
Screen Reader Accessibility
Users on a screen reader may need assistance in order to access files within a specific file space in Box.com. Screen reader users may also not be able to access all administrative features including setting up a file share.
Sharing Files with a User on a Screen Reader
The following options can help enable a user on a screen reader access Box.com files.
- A list of Box.com keyboard shortcuts is available and could allow users access to more functions.
- It is possible for a screen reader to access files on a sync’d folder. This allows a user to access a Box.com file space as if it were a normal computer directory. However, that person may need some assistance with initial setup.
Note: All users on a sync’d folder should be careful to copy file and not move them outside the sync’d area. That could delete the file for all users.
- Some screen reader users may have better success using the Box app for the iPhone or other mobile device.
- Files can be emailed to a specific person as needed.