Accessibility in discharge developing software on October 1, 2000 started Markus Lemcke, Geschuftsfuhrer of company Marlem software, to take care of the problems of disabled people in the operation of the software. He provided free download available software for disabled people on his private website. Markus Lemcke realized that for many disabled people, the use of a computer is the only way to act professionally. Markus Lemcke for handicapped people and software developed at the beginning. This should help people with disabilities can better control Web sites and standard software. A law of equality for people with disabilities was adopted in May 2002. This Act among other things it says that State institutions such as municipalities, district offices, etc.
Your websites and software are required to make accessible. Non-governmental institutions such as businesses, are not necessarily required, they should make your software and Web sites accessible. Since there is this gender equality law, Markus Lemcke continues for one, the standard software is developed barrier-free. Since 14 September, there is a series of articles about barrier-free software development on his blog. A total 15 articles are planned, to explain the problems of disabled people in dealing with software and explain in the second step, what developers can do to eliminate the “barriers”. With this Blogartikelreihe, Markus Lemcke wants to help software developers to better understand the “world of disabled people” and offer constructive support for the barrier-free software development.