Developing Accessible apps for Windows 8

Greetings! As many of you know Microsoft has kicked off the developer preview of Windows 8 at the BUILD conference in Anaheim just a few short weeks ago. Although you may not have been able to make it to the conference, there is still an opportunity to experience the keynote, sessions, and Windows 8 itself. If you are interested in Accessibility there are many great sessions from BUILD that will help you understand how to create more accessible apps.

Visit the BUILD Conference Website to find the find the following sessions we think are of interest:

Sessions of interest Under Apps

  1. Prepare your apps for Windows 8 and beyond
  2. Make great Metro style apps that are touch-optimized using HTML5
  3. **Build assistive technologies for Windows 8
  4. Designing Metro style apps that are touch-optimized
  5. Designing Metro style: principles and personality
  6. Using tiles and notifications
  7. **Reaching more customers with accessible Metro style apps in HTML5

Sessions of interest Under Hardware

  1. Advanced app and driver debugging
  2. Understanding the Windows 8 graphics driver model.
  3. Windows certification: improvements to the logo program
  4. Understanding Connected Standby
  5. Improving code quality with Windows Error Reporting
  6. Certifying hardware with the Windows Hardware Certification Kit

** - Sessions presented by the Windows Accessibility team

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