Internal Requirements: Accessibility 

Accessibility means making your software usable and accessible for a wide range of users, including those with disabilities..


Legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that most employers provide reasonable accommodation for workers with disabilities. Importantly, section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that any software the government purchases be accessible.

Before releasing your product, evaluate it using the Microsoft Active Accessibility SKD tools and test the compatibility with assistive technology tools available on the market.


For more information about this legislation’s specific requirements (or about accessibility concerns in general), send e-mail to the apq alias or see the Microsoft Accessibility Web site at and the MSDN Accessibility Web site at