[Athen] Standards for Developing Accessible Software Applications?

Patrick Burke burke at ucla.edu
Tue Aug 26 09:29:02 PDT 2008

Hi Al,

I'm not a programmer either, but here are a couple of starting
points, at least on the Windows side.

Designing Accessible Applications (Microsoft):

Developer Guidelines (IBM, for hardware & software):

At 08:57 AM 8/26/2008, Al Puzzuoli wrote:

>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


Patrick J. Burke

UCLA Disabilities &
Computing Program

Phone: 310 206-6004
E-mail: burke <at> ucla. edu

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