EZ Access® is a simple set of interface enhancements which can be applied to electronic products and devices so that they can be used by more people including those with disabilities. EZ Access enhancements can be applied to a wide range of interactive electronic systems from public information and transaction machines such as kiosks to personal handheld devices like cellular phones. By using EZ Access, developers can create products and devices that are usable not only by more people, but also in a wider range of environments and contexts. The blue diamond EZ Help button only appears on devices that have approved implementations of the EZ Access system of access features and techniques.
EZ Access is a product of continual research and development, and as a result, the techniques described in some older publications have changed and evolved into designs that are approved and work better. Additionally, implementations of EZ and EZ Access should be fitted to meet the conditions and contexts of their use.
About EZ® and EZ Access®
- Thirty-Something (Million): Should They Be Exceptions?
- Anywhere, Anytime (+Anyone) Access
- New interoperability standard for AT control of devices using simple gamepad commands
- US Access Board (for ADA information)
- FCC Disability Issues Homepage (for Telecommunications Act information)
Developers who are interested in implementation of EZ Access (or getting certification) should contact the Trace Center at EZ@trace.wisc.edu.
- EZ® and EZ Access® are registered trademarks of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Licensing and trademark information can be obtained by contacting the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Developers who are interested in approved implementations of EZ and EZ Access are encouraged to contact the Trace Center at EZ@trace.wisc.edu.
Funding for this work has been provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, under grants H133E030012, H133040013, H133E980008, H133E990006.