Zoom and Speech
Presented in collaboration with Donal Fitzpatrick
The days of sitting alone in a bedroom typing mystic symbols at a computer keyboard in order to gain access to material on the far side of the world are gone forever. But what if the person using the device cannot see, or if the person only has reduced visual acuity? In our presentation we will demonstrate the use of the iPad to access various sites using both magnification (suitable for those with a visual impairment) and text-to-speech which is how most blind people use such devices.
Richard Eskins, Senior Lecturer in web design can sometimes be seen stood next to Donal in the Stretford End. Otherwise his day job has been ensuring his students of web design produce both accessible and useable web sites, whilst adhering to common best practices in coding and design. Richard shares his thoughts via twitter