Access and allies

Thoughtful article from Michael Bernstein, who is the accessibility development lead for Windows 7. Looks like there will be a wide variety of improvements forthcoming, including improved support for assistive technologies, better onscreen keyboard and magnification options built in, and a pair of accessibility verification tools for third-party developers. What really heartened us was seeing Bernstein’s definition of accessibility itself: “Clearly, Accessibility wasn’t going to boil down to a simple yes/no question. It is really more like a particular kind of usability, but usability for a specific set of audiences with individual needs.”

Engineering Windows 7: Accessibility in Windows 7

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One Response to Access and allies

  1. There will also be improvements coming to Internet Explorer 8:

    IE Blog: New Accessibility Features in IE8

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