Accessible Blogs?

I thought a good way to begin this Blog is to practice what I preach. Here is an article about creating accessible blogs for blind users:
http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=57&TopicID=167&DocumentID=2757

One of barriers which visually impaired web users always mention is the use of “Word Verification” on websites. The idea is that the letters & numbers can only be read by humans, and not any automated machines or ‘bots’.
This is what I was shown when I signed up to Blogger:


Usually “Word Verification” is not accessible. In this example however, Blogger has included an audio version of the “Word Verification”:

http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=42623

It appears to work well, and will potentially open blogging up to a wider audience.

Is my new blog “accessible” according to an automated checker? No. Here’s a screenshot:




When I get a chance I’ll do a manual accessibility check….

Posted byCharlie M at 12:30  

1 comments:

Charlie said... 25 October 2007 at 13:06  

Here is another link:

http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=57&DocumentID=2753

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