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Author Topic: Software accessibility for the disabled  (Read 2418 times)


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Software accessibility for the disabled
« on: March 19, 2006, 05:13 AM »
i think we've got a fair number of people on this forum who are interested in accessibility of software for those with visual and other impairments.

here's a nice article on open source software and usability by the disabled; useful read for all programmers though.

Accessibility is an increasingly important issue for free and open source software (FOSS) developers and advocates. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed standards for ensuring that software is accessible to people with disabilities. Governments around the world often require that software procured for public use must meet or exceed accessibility standards. Disabled users and the FOSS community, however, still have a serious communication problem.

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Re: Software accessibility for the disabled
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 01:26 PM »

Year ago, I've developped an MP3/WMA/OGG CD Ripper.
I was helped by tetraplegic people and blind people for the ergonomic part.
Then i was diffused into magazines and received a 5 star recommended software.
It was a nice venture :)
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