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Deque Systems (www.deque.com) is releasing a beta version of WorldSpace Xcode Plugin for the iOS application development community. This tool automatically analyzes source code to validate that all accessibility attributes have been specified correctly.
It integrates into the Xcode development environment and displays Accessibility issues in the source code to aid in quick remediation. Developers can also learn about how to address Accessibility issues with the provided context sensitive help.
Apple's VoiceOver accessibility infrastructure is a comprehensive platform that can be used to deliver accessible applications, if used properly. The WorldSpace Xcode Plugin aids developers in validating that the iOS Accessibility infrastructure is used properly, so good accessibility becomes part of the normal methodology.
The tool can also be integrated into a Continuous Integration testing framework so that Accessibility issues can be validated by a Quality Assurance team as the code is developed.
The WorldSpace Xcode Plugin leverages a growing set of rules based on WCAG 2.0 success criteria and a Mac OSX-based platform for executing those rules.
The WorldSpace Xcode Plugin is available for free during the open beta by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org .