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Re: Front End Developers and ATs


From: Olaf Drümmer
Date: Aug 29, 2013 12:45AM

Hi David,

Am 29 Aug 2013 um 01:28 schrieb David Ashleydale < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:

> Of course, my follow up question is: Which ATs would form a good
> (cost-effective) development toolkit?

one very important aspect to keep in mind - depending on how you count, just a very small portion of people that suffer from a disability that makes accessing or interacting with electronic content or software difficult, are people with no or low vision. Many more suffer from other types of disabilities. There is a high risk of always only focusing people with limited vision, and the AT they use. While content that is accessible to people using a tool like a screen reader, with text to speech and/or Braille output and/or screen magnification, tends to also be more or less accessible to other people with disabilities there is no guarantee. There is even a risk that - because some content providers and developers try to accommodate weaknesses in today's screen readers - mechanisms are introduced that can make it more difficult for other people to access the content.