Accessibilty of desktop applications

Accessibility is all about ensuring that applications can be used by all people, and specifically that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with them. This is often mandated in law e.g. in the USA, Section 508 established binding guidelines for technology accessibility; as did the UK's DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), which is mostly now superseded by the Equality Act When discussing accessibility, most of the time we focus on web accessibility (understandable given its global reach). For website accessibility, the W3's WCAG 2.0 guidelines are the first port of call and are referenced by most accessibility guidance. Read More