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What Technologies Do People with Disabilities Use to Read Blogs?

Filed under: Blog Accessibility — by Glenda at 3:11 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2009

While having the pleasure of hosting Tuesday’s Open Mic Night, where the topic was accessibility, one question asked was what technologies do people with disabilities use while using computers.

Such a great question! As bloggers, we see our readers when they leave a comment, whether typed or, on some blogs, via audio or video. Sometimes we see them in a tiny graphic or avatar.

But, for the most part, we don’t see how they are interacting with our blogs or what technology they are using. Some are at their home computers, others are on the beach with their laptops, while others are on their iPhones before they board the plane. Yet, others use specialized, and oftentimes very expensive, assistive technologies.

The following video introduces the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 in a fun, geeky way. But it also shows many of the assistive technologies that some of our blog readers may use. Which assistive technologies can you spot?

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3 Comments »

Comment by Loree

May 27, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

Very catchy tune! I saw devices I did not realize existed but I love seeing that they are out there, awesome!

Comment by Muhammad Akram

June 30, 2009 @ 4:07 am

this WCAG song video from you tube is good but caption was so fast that I couldn’t read well.

Akram

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