Prior to my retirement from accessibility (i’m still retired, btw), i wrote a testing tool for verifying the required MSAA properties needed for Assistive Technology devices, like screen readers, Braille displays, and so forth. Working on the power toys for the past year has made me want to pick up the little guy again and try to finish all of the ideas i had started. I’m a huge believer in leading by example, so i’ve been itching to start my own pet project on codeplex . And of course, this little tool is a natural first choice.
MsaaVerify Pet Project on CodePlex
Another motivation for reintroducing this tool stems from my overall community work. I want to better understand community engagement. It’s a part of a larger plan to understand the term community and everything that goes along with it.
Ways to Participate
Besides the obvious software development aspects of contributing code or bug reports, i could use some help with
The more i work on this tool, the more i think that maybe a better home is in FXCop, but i want to get the proof of concept working first, then maybe port to FXCop. Thoughts?
Current Release – MsaaVerify 1.1 Alpha
Future Releases – MsaaVerify 1.1 Beta
Once i have these things implemented, i’ll release a Beta version
And Further Out Future Releases
I’ve written a lightweight vision doc on the direction of the tool, some functionality i’d like to add to it, etc.