Accessibility At Sun
By user12607856 on May 01, 2008
Rich Burridge is a member of the Accessibility Program Office at Sun Microsystems. In his 21+ years with the company he has had a variety of jobs and is currently helping to develop Orca, a free, open source scriptable screen reader for people who are blind or have low vision. He also has one of the most popular blogs at blogs.sun.com.
As you may know, the Accessibility Program Office at Sun is part of the xDesign group who have the blog you are reading now.
Two of my colleagues in the APO, Peter Korn and Will Walker have accessibility related blogs. I too occasionally post on accessibility related issues in my personal blog, specifically in the accessibility category.
All Sun products should be accessible to people with disabilities. The APO is here to help make sure that happens. It has it's own little spot on the web where you can find lots of useful accessibility related information.
Some suggested links to get you started are:
- Accessibility Quick Reference Guide
All about accessibility: what it is, why it is important, tips, and additional resources.
- Towards Accessible HCI
A broad overview of the software human-computer interaction (HCI) issues surrounding access to computer systems.
- W3C User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
This document provides guidelines for designing user agents that lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with disabilities (visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, and neurological).