Making a Page Accessible to the Blind

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Making a Page Accessible to the Blind

Post icon  Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:14 AM

Hello, this is not a question so much as suggestions. I am legally blind and I have found many pages that are nearly inaccessible for the blind. Here are a few tips on how to make your page truly accessible:

1. Download NVDA. It is a screenreader for free and it is the easiest to use. JAWS is expensive and most of us cannot afford it and it is hard to use. Try using NVDA on your favourite sites and see how hard it is...

2. Use correct tables and headings! Many of us tab through tables and headings. For example: Wikipedia has a very accessible site because they use tables and headings correctly.

3. Forms: use headings on forms and if you have a security box, make sure there is an alternative for the blind to use, like a random question like "what is 4+2?"

These simple suggestions will greatly improve your site. Thank you!

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 12:09 PM

Will come in handy especially NVDA.
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