According to the World Health Organization, there are 285 million people worldwide who, due to some disability (e.g. they are suffering with low vision) cannot read all content on a website / web-application. That’s 4% percent of the world’s population!
Also, consider that many people expect to work and / or use web technology well at older ages – thus increasing the demand for web-accessible applications. Hence, there are many reasons to make your application work with assistive technologies like a screen reader.
Luckily, APEX 5.0 follows Oracle’s corporate web accessibility guidelines, which themselves are based on the highest accessibility guidelines. But does that mean that every APEX-application you develop will meet all of these guidelines and will automatically work for disabled users?
During this presentation Oracle Certified APEX Expert Sergei Martens will have a look at a web-application from the perspective of a visually impaired user and show you why a deeper understanding of accessibility during application development is needed.
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