Our campus is in the process of implementing a new student system.  After a lengthy assessment, we selected PeopleSoft and we are now in the early stages of implementation.  During the assessment, I was a vocal advocate for selecting a product that was both usable and accessible.

This week I was sent the online training materials to familiarize myself with PeopleSoft. I’ve been using Chrome as my browser the last couple of weeks and when I opened up the link to the training materials, I got the following message:

“The Player requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later.”

I tried to open the site using Firefox, Opera and Safari, and got the same message. (Yes, It works fine in IE.)  I have a very bad feeling about this. I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come with our student system.

If anyone of you have experience with PeopleSoft, I’d love to hear from you regarding how valid their code is.  I sure hope that people won’t be forced to use IE.