How and why I added an on-screen keyboard to my Windows Store app

This post describes how I added an alphabetically sorted on-screen keyboard to my 8 Way Speaker app, and prevented the Windows Touch keyboard from appearing while my own keyboard was enabled.   Figure 1: The 8 Way Speaker app showing its own on-screen keyboard.   Background A while ago I built an app which could…

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More tips on the use of LiveRegions in your WinJS app

Hi, A while back I described some of my experiences with LiveRegions in a WinJS app, at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/winuiautomation/archive/2013/08/04/an-accessibility-case-study-reading-list-part-5-live-regions.aspx. I recently got to do some more experiments involving LiveRegions, so I thought it’d be worth sharing my thoughts on those. My situation was that I had a “label” HTML element, and it was marked as aria-live=”assertive”. When…

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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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