Solutions to some common accessibility issues found in XAML apps

My recent post, Learn about cool things you can do with UI Automation, and help teams around you at the same time, discussed how as part you learning how to use the super-useful Windows UI Automation (UIA) API, you could write code which looks for accessibility issues in apps built by teams near you. By…


Building UI Automation client applications in C++ and C#

Sample #1: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows-7-UI-Automation-9131f729 Back in March I had the opportunity to attend the 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, otherwise known as CSUN 2011. I was to present a session on the Windows UI Automation (UIA) API. The UIA API can be used by apps to gather information about UI shown in…


New Windows 7 Video: Driving Better Accessibility and Performance with UIA Interoperability

Take a look at our latest video on Windows 7 accessibility and how interoperability plays a key role in achieving digital inclusion through both Assistive Technology (AT) and Information Technology (IT).  You can see how Microsoft enables users to connect with third-party Assistive Technology products like open source or other commercially available AT products to…


Engineering Your Software for Accessibility

  Many developers realize they need to make their software accessible, but they don’t know where to start.  Scanning the internet will result in lots of different articles, focusing on implementations for a specific framework and platform.  In today’s complex world of software, developers don’t just start writing code; they design their software.  Unfortunately, that…