People living with motor skill disabilities have various Nontraditional Mouse device options that they can use to move the cursor around the computer screen.
There are many assistive technologies to help people living with different motor skill disabilities access electronic information, the Internet and software products. Two commonly used software programs are speech recognition software and eye tracking software.
People that have a motor skill disability like myself, have limited use of their hands and must rely on adaptive technology such as StickyKeys to help them maneuver through their computer programs and access websites.
WeCo’s September blog postswill focus on how peple with spinal cord injuries, as well as those living with similar motor skill-related disabilities access the Internet using assistive technology such as speech recognition software, and tips on developing accessible websites.
Read WAI’s mobile accessibility guidelines. These guidelines will help website developers make their sites easier to access by people with all disabilities.
For many individuals who are visually impaired or blind like me, the iPhone (or similar smartphone) is a lifeline which is used for everyday tasks as well as for recreational purposes.
Kate, a Certified Test Consultant (CTC) at WeCo, who has a hearing disability, relies on visual elements and captioning when accessing the Internet.
With fall upon us, many organizations are gearing up for new projects and initiatives. If a website refresh or redesign is among them WeCo's Accessibility Team, all of whom live with disabilities, recommends taking three simple steps before you begin: Consider the Canvas: Just as a painter would select the best canvas for a masterpiece, before you begin consider the electronic canvas you'll be using for your website. Whether you're recycling an existing template or starting from Read more of this...
At WeCo (The Wehrman Collaborative) we contract with testers who live with many different disabilities. These testers are the heartbeat of our company. They are the experts in the field of accessibility because they not only understand accessibility; WeCo Certified Test Consultants live it. We thought it would be interesting to find out what they think makes a web page accessible. When we asked them, they had many ideas but the same main themes kept popping up. One thing our sight related Read more of this...
At a conceptual level, no one should have to be convinced of the merits of making information available to as many people as possible. Still, “doing the right thing” is seldom easy, and web accessibility is no different. For government agencies, nonprofits, or businesses–organizations most often called upon to make their information accessible–the largest hurdle is usually not desire, but having to go up against a series of well-entrenched work processes. Or as is often true with web accessibility–a Read more of this...