11.3.2.3: Use of accessibility services

Where the software provides a user interface it shall use the applicable documented platform accessibility services. If the documented platform accessibility services do not allow the software to meet the applicable requirements of clauses 11.3.2.5 to 11.3.2.17, then software that provides a user interface shall use other documented services to interoperate with assistive technology.

Notes

The term "documented platform accessibility services" refers to the set of services provided by the platform according to clauses 11.3.2.1 and 11.3.2.2.

It is best practice to develop software using toolkits that automatically implement the underlying platform accessibility services.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
Pre-conditions
  1. The software evaluated is software that provides a user interface.
Procedure
  1. Check that the software uses the applicable documented platform accessibility services.
  2. Check that the software can meet requirements 11.3.2.5 to 11.3.2.17 whilst using the documented platform accessibility services.
  3. Check that the software can meet requirements 11.3.2.5 to 11.3.2.17 whilst using the documented platform accessibility services and other documented services.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true and check 2 or check 3 is true
Fail: Check 1 or check 3 is false

Requirement details

Reference number: 11.3.2.3

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