Topic: Screen Readers

A screen reader is a software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen (or, more accurately, sent to standard output, whether a video monitor is present or not). This interpretation is then re-presented to the user with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output device. Screen readers are a form of assistive technology (AT) potentially useful to people who are blind, visually impaired, illiterate or learning disabled, often in combination with other AT, such as screen magnifiers.

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Accessibility of eLearning – OpenLearn – Open University – H807_1

Tags: e-learning, education License: CC-BY-NC-SA (Creative Commons) ” It is part of a teaching professional’s skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This unit introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part in eLearning or may need alternative teaching methods. It covers the […]

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Dive Into Accessibility

A pragmatic introduction to accessibility based on user-cases and real world examples. Still relevant 10+ years later. Tags: e-learning, introduction, use-case ” 30 days to a more accessible web site This book answers two questions. The first question is “Why should I make my web site more accessible?” If you do not have a web […]

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Creating an accessible media player in Flash

The Standard Media Player is built on two core technologies, Adobe Flash and HTML5, and uses a decision engine to embed the appropriate client based on platform and device – for example the SMP Flash player is served to desktop and laptop computers, whilst the SMP HTML player is embedded on iOS devices. For desktop, […]

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BBC Standard Media Player Accessibility

Making the SMP both accessible and usable for disabled users is core to the player’s success. At the BBC we don’t just aim to comply with our standards and guidelines for accessibility but also consider the needs of disabled users when prioritizing features. We aim to add features that we know add value, improve user […]