Barrierfree Software

How is a Java application accessible since May 2002 has it in Germany a gender equality law, which is to ensure that people with disabilities have equal opportunities as people without disabilities. In this Act, there is also a section 11 information technology among other things is required, that software is should be made barrier-free. State institutions are required in above paragraph, while it only for commercial providers, means that software should be barrier-free. Accessibility means that people with different disabilities or restrictions can use a software (deaf, visually impaired, blind, etc.). Markus Lemcke has gives a lecture on November 2, 2009 at the TV station MDR in Leipzig in how to develop accessible software with Java. Reason for this was that the TV station MDR has multiple Java applications in use, are now accessible.

In conversation, the functioning of the conversion and their consumption were clarified. The Java language was the first Programming language that has thought about the needs of people with disabilities. People with disabilities are supported by corresponding interfaces and properties when operating the software. Java is even able with appropriate information to provide the software (screen readers) by blind people, so that they can perceive the program interface. To find more information about barrier-free software and the Java, on the Internet at the following link.

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