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IBM Launches Equal Access Toolkit to Help Developers Write Accessible Applications

May 21, 2020

Via: InfoQ

IBM recently released the IBM Equal Access Toolkit and the Accessibility Checker, two new open-source toolkits that strive to give designers, developers, and testers a set of tools to make websites and applications accessible.

Simeon McAleer, manager in the IBM Accessibility Research team, explained in the release blog post the motivation behind the toolkits:

The new toolkit and checker may be embedded directly in developers’ and testers’ workflow. The IBM Equal Access Toolkit is a holistic set of guidelines, that addresses the fact that first-class accessible products result from teamwork with the project stakeholders across the project lifecycle.

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