[Athen] Standards for Developing Accessible Software Applications?

Pratik Patel pratikp1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 09:07:26 PDT 2008

Hello al,

Ask the developers to support MSAA on Windows or UA on the Apple. Depends
on what the interface will be like, they may want to checkout IAccessible II
as well. Searching for these terms on Google should yield appropriate


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Al Puzzuoli
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:57 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Standards for Developing Accessible Software Applications?

I am working with a developer of antivirus software, who is interested in
increasing the accessibility of their UI. I am a screen reader user myself,
not a programmer. I can tell them about the pitfalls of using nonstandard
windows controls, advise them to adhere to standard windows keyboard
commands, etc. I'm wondering however, whether there are any written
guidelines which I could suggest that they study? There are any number of
similar standards out there for web developers, so I would think that
something similar should exist for developers of software applications.

Thanks for any info,

Al Puzzuoli
Information Technologist
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities 517-884-1915 120 Bessey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1033 http://www.rcpd.msu.edu

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