2008-01-29

Blogging for the blind

For as long as I have been designing web sites, I've always had a focus on accessibility. To quote the Level Triple-A Conformance for my website, making "Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these Guidelines will help make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and will benefit all users."

In that spirit, I've now added a feature to my blog (provided by VozMe) which allows visitors to listen to a spoken-word version of my blog entries. Now, it is a rather speedy computerized voice, but I believe that it's a step in the right direction for web content.

You can test the feature yourself by visiting this very post ("Blogging for the Blind") and clicking on the "Hear this post link" found beneath the content.

I'll soon be adding the same feature to the INDY website as well.
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