Engineering Software for Accessibility

Engineering Software for Accessibility

by Microsoft Corporation

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Engineering Software for Accessibility by Microsoft Corporation

Create Web sites and software that meet the sensory, dexterity, and cognitive needs of your users. Whether you’re a developer or a project manager, this guide teaches you how to incorporate programmatic access and keyboard access into your interfaces—starting at the product planning and design stage.

• Follow a real-world example that integrates accessibility at each stage of the development cycle • See how the components of the UI Automation architecture fit together to enable accessibility • Deliver programmatic access through the API—and expose navigation, interactive controls, keyboard focus, and other important information about the UI • Design a logical hierarchy for the UI that meets the programmatic and keyboard navigation needs of your users • Know when to apply common controls and when it’s worth the expense to build custom controls • Give users a variety of accessibility options—from font size and color contrast to screen readers and voice recognition • Test your product’s accessibility features and document the implementation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735646094
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/10/2009
Series: Developer Reference
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Since 1988, Microsoft has been building accessibility options right into its products to enable everyone to personalize their PCs to make them easier and more comfortable to see, hear, and use.

Table of Contents

• Introduction • Chapter 1: The UI Automation Environment • Chapter 2: Designing the Logical Hierarchy • Chapter 3: Designing Your Implementation • Chapter 4: Testing and Delivery • Windows Automation API: Overview • UI Automation Overview • Glossary

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