Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Access and the Style Guide

Many users with disabilities can use application software without any adjunct adaptive software or hardware, while others may use additional technology such as screen readers or speech recognition. In either case, it is important to follow required style guidelines because those guidelines provide standard methods that make it possible for users with disabilities to access applications either directly or through adaptive software and hardware.

The easiest way to ensure accessible applications is to follow the style guidelines, and to read and follow the advice offered in this chapter.