Re: [orca-list] Most accessible IDE for java

To make accessibility universal there are a couple of things that need to happen.

1. We need to make it part of the education system and start teaching it's importance and how to do it as part of coding classes. It is not taught and therefore not even thought of by most developers.

2. Make it easy if not almost automatic so that developers don't have to spend extra time adding it. Especially when using an IDE it should automatically add at least some form of accessibility items even if it is something silly like "button" for a button but atleast get something there. When designing a User interface adding accessibility should be just as easy as dropping a widget on the screen and at most filling in some extra info which should come up as part of the other stuff used for building the widget. When you are coding on short timelines having to think about and spend extra time adding other classes or otherwise to make something accessible does not fall into the plans.

By adding it into the education you make it something that people will think of and by amking it as easy as possible you make it more likely to be used in this era when you are expected to build fully functional sections of code in 1 to 2 weeks.


On Mon, 19 Dec 2016, Jason White via orca-list wrote:

José Vilmar Estácio de Souza <vilmar informal com br> wrote:
I like eclipse, but I'm disappointed with the current accessibility problems
presented in linux.

Do you mean the Eclipse problems? Perhaps telling the developers that a number
of people care about this will raise the priority of fixing those bugs.

Although more attention has been given to accessibility in recent years,
including the implementation  of accessibility APIs in applications, nobody
seems to have solved the software engineering problem of bringing down the
number and severity of bugs to an acceptable level and keeping it there. There
are just too many accessibility bugs, and it doesn't seem to matter whether or
not the software is developed by a large corporation with vast rsources (as in
well known operating system and application  vendors) or by smaller groups
with fewer resources.

The solution is probably a combination of technical and social changes,
including educational measures and more effective regulations.

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