A little UIA Q&A

Hi, over the last six months I’ve been in contact with a developer who builds Assistive Technology (AT) apps which use the Windows 8 UI Automation (UIA) client API. It’s been really exciting for me to see the results of his great work, as those results will be extremely helpful to his customers. It’s also been…


Reusing one of your strings shown visually in your Windows 8 app as the accessible name for another element

The XAML and WinJS UI frameworks do some great things for the default accessibility of your Windows 8 app. This includes setting the accessible name of your element from the text shown on it. For example, if you had a couple of buttons which show “Save” and “Cancel” (say), then a screen reader would find…


Customizing the accessibility of my XAML and WinJS Windows 8 apps – Part 4: Postscript

Customizing the accessibility of my XAML and WinJS Windows 8 apps – Part 4: PostscriptGuy Barker Customizing the accessibility of my XAML and WinJS Windows 8 apps – Part 1: IntroductionCustomizing the accessibility of my XAML and WinJS Windows 8 apps – Part 2: The XAML appCustomizing the accessibility of my XAML and WinJS Windows…

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Customizing the accessibility of my XAML and WinJS Windows 8 apps – Part 1: Introduction

Customizing the accessibility of my XAML and WinJS Windows 8 apps – Part 1: IntroductionGuy Barker Windows 8 apps built using XAML or WinJS, automatically support a certain level of accessibility by default. These two UI frameworks provide controls which are programmatically accessible, can be controlled through the keyboard and can present visuals appropriate for…

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