The purpose of these guidelines is to lay out what application developers must do in order to carry out their part in the overall process of making standard computers and software as accessible as possible to people with disabilities or those with reduced abilities due to aging.
This document is divided into two sections plus appendices.
To facilitate ongoing use, the design guidelines are provided up front. In order to understand the rationale behind the recommendations however, it is strongly recommended that Part II be read in its entirety at least once.
Part II of this document is a Background and Reference Section which provides:
Since much of the role of application software developers is in
making sure their software works well with other access strategies
and features of the operating system, this background information
can be of great value in understanding the rationale behind and
properly implementing the recommendations and ideas in Part I.
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