Document accessibility features

Documentation checkpoint 2

Provide documentation on all accessibility features, including keyboard access.

Rationale

People with disabilities cannot effectively use the software if they cannot access information on how to use accessibility features. This is particularly important for keyboard access. Since most products focus on navigation with the mouse, it is not always clear how to use the product with the keyboard. All keyboard navigation which does not follow documented system conventions must be documented.

Techniques

The following techniques are the minimum required to meet Checkpoint 2 from the IBM Documentation Accessibility Checklist:

The techniques above are required; the following techniques are recommended to enhance accessibility:

Testing

Test the software to ensure that it complies with accessibility requirements. Several techniques are available to verify that accessibility information is documented.




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Last updated September 1, 2007