Persons with dexterity disabilities may have little or no motor control in their hands to perform daily tasks. Many of them (including yours truly) still can operate the computer using one hand, one foot, eyes, a headpointer or a mouth stick. Adaptive keyboards and switches can facilitate persons with dexterity impairments to use computers. Accessibility features in an operating system can further enable users who cannot use their hands to type...
Assistive Technology Posts
This is the first in a series of blog posts about mobile accessibility testing for mobile phones and tablets. When testing for mobile accessibility use the devices and OS that will be supported by the website or application and that have decent accessibility support. Most of the time, this is includes iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android (phones mostly, and some tablets) which are the...
Many websites provide important information in PDF documents but they are often not accessible, which means that readers with disabilities miss the information. Most PDFs can be made accessible in a small number of steps that will seem familiar if you have created accessible HTML.
Imagine … you are right-handed and you just broke your right wrist. You're a programmer: how in the world will you get any work done?
Dragon Naturally Speaking is a speech recognition software that makes it easier for anyone to use a computer and allows users to communicate comfortably in a way that works for them.
Pull up your favorite website, close your eyes, and imagine trying to use it. Yes, that is extreme, but users users with disabilities face serious challenges trying to use inaccessible websites. Vision disabilities affect website users in different ways depending on the type and severity of the disability. The good news is that we can make it significantly easier for users by following some accessibility guidelines.