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Re: open vs. closed products or accessibility supported or not


From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Feb 22, 2011 2:33PM

A closed system is a device to which nothing can be attached
externally to facilitate accessibility. So no AT can be attached or
loaded. The closed system may have built-in accessibility like a
screen reader, magnifier , voice input mechanism etc. so that all /
most features of the product are generally accessible to most
disability types. Such a product is certainly "assistive technology
supported" or "accdessibility enabled". To be so labeled, it is not
necessary for one to use an "inspector" type program to evaluate
accessibility. One simply has to use the product with the tools it
offers and test if one can accomplish all tasks reliably.
Sailesh Panchang

On 2/22/11, Hoffman, Allen < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Question:
> When is a system considered accessibility supported, or "open/closed"?.
> If a system has available assistive technology, available accessibility
> services for applications to utilize, but no inspection tools are
> available to determine if indeed object information is being used, and
> if so, is it accurate, is the platform considered accessibility
> supported or open/closed?
> So, for Apple platform what inspection tools are there?
> So for Android, what inspection tools are there?
> So, for Blackberry what inspection tools are there?
> So, for WebOS what inspection tools are there, or for that matter what
> accessibility services are there?
> I know Linux and windows inspection tools exist.
> Allen Hoffman