"The new technology being implemented poses even more of a threat tothe small accessibility wins we have made," Steven Tyler, who headsdisability access services at Britain's Royal National Institute forthe Blind, wrote in an e-mail. "Around 80% of websites we estimate ashaving accessibility problems, some considerable."
IBM has a long committment to providing accessible software and we spend quite a few resources making each release as accessible as possible; this includes screen readers and keyboard access, as well as lfor ow vision/high contrast screens. It's not only the right thing to do, but is also good business. Many companies and governments cannot purchase software that does not meet certain standards. We recently had an outside firm who specializes in "Usable Access" test the Notes 8 editors. Usable access is not just about accessibility compliance, but also making sure that the software is usable by persons with disabilities. Just like other usability testing we do in the labs, they found some problems which we need to fix prior to shipping.
What strategies have you used? Do you make your apps fully accessible??
Link: AJAX Accessibility Overview by Becky Gibson
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