All posts for Screen reader
Thursday, 4 November 2010
In September 2010, world-famous singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, who has a visual impairment, called on the international community to take action and enhance the web to make it more accessible to people with disabilities. Mr Wonder was addressing ministers and policy-makers from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) at the opening of WIPO Assemblies.
Monday, 9 August 2010
It's sometimes said that building an accessible website also helps with your organisation's search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign. But how does that work?
Thursday, 1 July 2010
In the early days of WCAG 1.0, access keys within web pages were seen as a staple of accessibility best practices: assigning a letter or number which could be pressed alongside an accelerator key (such as Alt) to enable users to instantly activate a link or form field. In reality, they are a poor accessibility practice that gets in the way of users.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Starting in June 2010, Webdragon is now working with NV Access. NV Access are the developers of international break-through open-source assistive technology, NVDA. NVDA is a world-leading screen-reading software package, available free for users and developers alike. Like Webdragon, NV Access is committed to making information accessible to a broad range of people.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Since its beginnings in 2008, Google's Chrome web browser has seen astonishing increases in popularity, and soon will be available right within Internet Explorer via Google Chrome Frame. Unfortunately for people who use assistive technologies, Google Chrome is completely inaccessible.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Melbourne based company NV Access have developed the worlds only free and open source Windows screen reader NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access). This enables users with visual disabilities the ability to access web sites designed with the WCGA guidelines in mind without spending a single cent.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Websites that offer content delivered via an audio channel could reap benefits beyond those associated with increased accessibility for the visually impaired, it has been claimed.
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Microsoft has released a new set of developertools for products that improve the Internet's accessibility for peoplewith disabilities.
Thursday, 1 March 2007
Blind people of Boston and their advocates are accusing the stategovernment of not doing enough to make online budget informationaccessible to the visually impaired.