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NVDA 2012 and accessible PDF tables

by Monique

It's no exaggeration to say that the recently released NVDA upgrade is a huge step forward for PDF accessibility. With respect to tables, NVDA now matches JAWS in almost every way that matters, and in some respects it is significantly better. NVDA is now a realistic alternative to JAWS.

Le Chal: A haptic feedback based shoe for the blind | Anirudh Sharma | touchaddict

by Monique

Le-Chal is a way finding aid for the visually impaired that uses a language of vibrations, complementing their natural adaptations and extends their limitations.

WebAIM: Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessibility

by Monique & 1 other

It is important to evaluate the accessibility of web content with a screen reader, but screen readers can be very complicated programs for the occasional user, so many people avoid them. This doesn't need to be the case. While screen readers are complicated, it is possible to test web content for accessibility without being a "power user."

Can Assistive Technology Make a Website Accessible? | Karl Groves

by Monique

One of the common misconceptions people tend to have about assistive technologies is that assistive technologies can “make things accessible”. The assumption in such cases seems based on an incomplete understanding of how assistive technologies work


WebAIM: Blog - Semantic Automation

by Monique

Semantic automation is when user agents, such as browsers and screen readers, create meaning and relationships where the presented meaning and relationships are missing, ambiguous, or incorrect. In short, it’s applying algorithms to try and fix things that are probably broken. It’s computers guessing for good.

Testing the accessibility of the CSS generated content |

by Monique

This article is about how screen readers speak the content added with CSS pseudo-elements :before and :after

Access to Electronic Books, a Comparative Review

by Monique

The aim of this article is to inform the reader about accessible services and how to gain access to them. Because some services require specific hardware for their access, we will provide limited descriptions of hardware.

How do you detect a screen reader? – Humanising Technology Blog

by Monique

The short answer is that you can’t. At the time of writing there isn’t a way to reliably detect whether someone visiting your site is using a screen reader (or screen magnifier). You might have heard that Flash will do the trick, but that might not be quite the solution you’re expecting.

Punkchip | Why we should support users with no Javascript

by Monique

The 2010 WebAIM Screen Reader Survey found that only 1.6% of screenreader users have no Javascript when browsing (compared to 10.4% the previous year) so that argument is wearing thin.

The Evolution of Assistive Technology into Everyday Products | Accessibility NZ

by Monique

This paper looks at some technologies and concepts used by people with disabilities, and how these technologies and ideas have grown from, or with assistive technology.

Setting up a screen reader test environment » iheni :: making the web worldwide

by Monique & 1 other

some tips to get you started when setting up a screen reader testing environment.


Camera Mouse

by Monique & 1 other

Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head

WCAG 2.0 Audio Audio Contrast Tool Help For Success Criteria 1.4.7. - E-Ramp Inc. Assistive Technology for people with disabilities

by Monique
WCAG 2.0, Success Criteria 1.4.7 is a guideline for accessible audio files on the internet. The goal is to help people who are hard of hearing understand the speech (foreground). This is done by making sure that any background music or noise is very quiet. Background music (or sound) should be at least 20dB lower than the foreground speech.

Importance of HTML Headings for Accessibility

by Monique
According to a screenreader survey, 76% of screenreader users use headings to navigate either ‘often’ or ‘all the time’. With that statistic we can’t argue how important headings are especially for people with disabilities.


About Fire Vox

by Monique & 2 others
Fire Vox is an open source, freely available talking browser extension for the Firefox web browser. Think of it as a screen reader that is designed especially for Firefox.

WebAnywhere: A Screen Reader On the Go

by Monique & 2 others
WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web.

Limitations of Web Accessibility

by Monique
Here, we will try to point out those limitations in order for you to better understand web. Accessibility. It is important to note though that experts are presently working on these issues to address or improve them.

Aural CSS: Support for CSS 2 Aural Style Sheets / CSS 3 Speech Module |

by Monique
Questions about support for aural CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) have been popping up in various corners of the Web lately, so I thought I would compile what I know as a supplementary page to my Screen Readers and Abbreviations tests.

Screen reader software usage shifts on desktop and mobile » iheni :: making the web worldwide

by Monique
It’s early days but the rise of VoiceOver and NVDA combined with alternative browsers such as Opera, Safari and Firefox may break the hold that screen reader giants Jaws and WindowEyes have over the market, helping to open up competition and with it how fast screen readers innovate in supporting new technologies such as HTML5, SVG and so on. This will be a win all round for both users and developers.

The importance of placement of HTML elements in a document « Marco’s accessibility blog

by Monique
when you design dynamic content, write an accordeon widget or the like, please please please always take the time to chose an appropriate div element in the vicinity of where the user is, and add or remove the dynamic content there instead of taking the maybe easier, but far less intuitive, route to simply dump to the end of the document node’s children and then use some weird styling to craft it visually

Terrill Thompson: Long Descriptions of Images

by Monique
One of the longest-running debates in all of web accessibility is how best to provide long descriptions of images on the web to people who are unable to see them

WebAIM: Screen Reader Survey Results

by Monique & 3 others
Etude sur les préférences des utilisateurs de lecteurs d'écran

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