In this session from the 12 Days of FileMaker 12, we explore new accessibility features that make it much easier for the blind and visually impaired to use FileMaker Pro. Our FileMaker solutions often show us how to use them. New tools in FileMaker Pro 12 allow developers to make your applications “show” blind and visually impaired users how to use them through screen readers.
Accessibility in FileMaker Pro
Whether you’re using FileMaker Pro to build an application for a school, business or distribution, you need to leverage the screen reading services built into today’s modern operating systems. Topics include an overview of accessibility technology, how to add accessibility text to layout objects in FileMaker Pro 12, general guidelines for writing accessibility hints and how to test accessibility text in FileMaker Pro 12.
About Chad Sager
Chad Sager’s formal education was in the fine arts in Milwaukee where he received his BFA as a painting major. He moved back to his hometown of Houston to work at an art gallery and practice as an artist. His interest in technology took shape using FileMaker Pro to build an inventory and invoicing application for the gallery. A grant from the Dallas Museum of Art led him to Philadelphia (in a roundabout way), where he began working for IT Solutions in 2006.
Chad has developed applications in multiple technologies, including iOS, SQL Server and .NET, and of course FileMaker Pro; where he has built and supported one of the largest FileMaker applications at IT Solutions over the last three years. Among Chad’s accomplishments since joining IT Solutions, a Platinum level member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, are certifications in FileMaker versions 8 through 11, and SQL Server 2008 Developer.