How to Develop Accessible Linux Applications

How to Develop Accessible Linux Applications

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How to Develop Accessible Linux Applications by Sharon Snider

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This document provides Linux software developers with guidelines and test cases for developing accessible Linux applications.

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2.1. Principles for Developing Accessible Applications

Developers need to consider the following needs of disabled users when developing an accessible application:

* Choice of input methods. Support should be available for various types of input, such as, keyboard, mouse and adaptive technologies. Pay close attention to keyboard navigation. * Choice of output methods. Support should be available for various types of output, such as, visual display, audio, and print. The main focus is that text labels are provided for all user interface elements and objects, graphics, and icons. * Consistency and flexibil

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