What is Web Accessibility?Web Accessibility refers to the practice of making websites accessible to people with disabilities. It is imperative that web designers consider this when creating their websites to give equal access and equal opportunity to all people. This purpose of this website is to explore one of the assistive measures available to people with sight issues -- Screen Readers. The audience for this website is anyone who is interested in web development and would like to ensure their website is accessible by all.
Screen readers are software packages that translate the screen information to the user via sound. The screen reader essentially becomes the blind users’ interface to the the particular web site or application. For example, when a word processing document is opened, it reads the document title, application name and cursor position, and tells any additional information, such as the existence of headers and footers, and what they say.
The table below gives a brief description of the particular screen reader as well as price and applicable operating system. Please click on each individual logo to get further information about that product.