Microsoft Backtracks on Accessibility in New Mobile Operating System, Commits to Accessibility in Future Windows Phone Platform – AccessWorld® – December 2010

Link: Microsoft Backtracks on Accessibility in New Mobile Operating System, Commits to Accessibility in Future Windows Phone Platform – AccessWorld® – December 2010

Paul W. Schroeder and Darren Burton

 

Last month, senior Microsoft officials acknowledged to advocates for people who are blind or visually impaired that its new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7 (WP7), does not include the accessibility components that were part of earlier Microsoft mobile operating systems. This means new cell phones that run on WP7 will not include any significant built-in accessibility for people with vision loss, and it is not compatible with any third-party screen-access solutions.”

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