All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘screen readers’

Microsoft Makes Office More Accessible For The Blind

Microsoft Office is one of the most used pieces of software on the planet. It stands to reason then that some of the people using it may be blind or vision impaired. While there are screen reading tools available to make their lives easier, Microsoft is now making them easier to obtain. Microsoft announced today that it has partnered with …

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To The Blind, The Internet Isn’t Always So User-Friendly

When people self-congratulate about the Internet, they usually laud either the speed of communication or the bulk of information that it provides to people. One very big detail that is undoubtedly taken for granted, though, is the fact that Internet accessibility is wholly dependent on the ability of its users to actually see the content on the Internet. When you …

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Google Continues to Improve Accessibility

Earlier this week, we looked at some improvements Google made to its Hangouts feature in Google+, specifically in terms of accessibility and sign language. They improved video quality and made it so it’s easier to see signing. Google has also been working on some other accessibility-related features for Google Docs and Google Calendar. “This fall, as classrooms fill with the …

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Accessibility Information Webmasters Can Use

Web Accessibility organization WebAIM has posted results from an interesting survey on the use of screen readers. Webmasters should pay attention to this, as accessibility is an important part of your online presence, but is often ignored or overlooked. Just ask Target, who settled an accessibility lawsuit last year for $6 million.

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