From Higher Computing Science
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- Accessibility is very important when designing a software project – users with disabilities should be able to access web pages or programs without difficulty.
- Program options should be accessible in a variety of ways, not just the mouse. This means that if a user has limited dexterity (unable to move hands far) then they can access each option using another method.
- Programs should be able to use voice recognition software for text input, so that those without the ability to type can interact with the program.
- Enlarging items on screen and high-contrast displays can be used to help users with poor vision understand a program.
- Colour palettes should take into account colour-blindness.
- Blind users should be able to use voice recognition to input text, or input devices like Braille keyboards.
- Text from screen should be readable using a screen reader.