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  • ranti 17:07 on May 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: a11y, screen reader   

    Results from WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey #4 

    WeAIM just published the results of their fourth screen reader user’s preference survey:  http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey4/.

    The comprehensive report showed users preferences such as devices used, operating system, their primary screen reader, browser, etc. Also shown what kind of mobile platform these users use.  It’s interesting to see that the conclusion remains the same: there is no typical screen reader user.

    Specific interesting notes that they mentioned:

    • JAWS is still the software most widely used, but there’s an increase in NVDA and Apple’s VoiceOver usage as well.
    • There’s an increase in use of a screen reader on a mobile device
    • Flash content and CAPTCHA are still problematic.

     

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  • ranti 17:26 on June 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: a11y, disability,   

    Technology Developments for People with Disabilities 

    Few interesting technology developments that would benefit people with disabilities:

    I’m quite excited about these developments. These by no means are the only development in progress, I’m quite sure. But these show the kind of possibilities one could develop to help people with disabilities.

    Speaking of controlled tool, this news about robot cat ears that are responding to brain waves came out several months ago. The robotic cat ears are cute, sure thing, but think about the possibilities of creating brain wave controlled tools for people who can’t even move any part of their body. That would be awesome.

    On a related note, I’m looking forward to be able to send tweets just by the thoughts. Heh. :-D

     
  • ranti 19:11 on February 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: a11y, accessibility   

    Interesting article: “A World Wide Web that Talks” 

    A World Wide Web that Talks
    IBM builds a search engine aimed at the estimated fifth of the world’s population that cannot read.
    By Tom Simonite

    Some 10,000 people worldwide use a version of the Web like no other: it is operated by voice over the telephone. Called the “Spoken Web,” it is the result of an IBM research project attempting to re-create the features and functions of the text-based World Wide Web for people in developing regions with low levels of literacy and technical skills.

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    http://www.technologyreview.com/printer_friendly_article.aspx?id=32342

     
    • za 22:52 on March 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting. I’m sure it will really help!

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