Screen Readers Posts

5 Tips to Improve the Web for Hearing Disabilities

By Kathy Wahlbin on August 1, 2012

In a study conducted by Google in 2008, it was found that there are more deaf and hard of hearing users with access needs in the US than all of the Internet users in Spain!   How would the loss of your hearing affect you on the Internet? There are three types of auditory impairments, any of which can be caused by accident, illness, environment, heredity, aging:

7 Tips to Improve the Web for Vision Disabilities

By Kathy Wahlbin on May 9, 2012

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.