Platform Accessibility Testing
Revision as of 13:45, 19 March 2008 by Tod Creasey.ca.ibm.com
This page describes some useful techniques and tools to test your Eclipse application for accessibility issues.
- Switch to High Contrast mode. We support Windows XP High Contrast at 1152 x 764 as our test platform but others should be tested as well.
- Test with stock themes. If you cannot get a good colour setup with them also test with reduced palette.
- Switch to High Contrast Mode as above.
- Use large fonts and extra large fonts
- Turn up monitor resoltion and lower DPI
- Many people test for accessibility using a commercial tool such as Window Eyes or JAWs. Any failures with these tools should be verified using something that calls the MSAA API (on Windows) such as inspect32.