We can’t all get access to a screen reader better yet find the time to tame them so here is a quick tip on how to test how well your web content supports screen reader users. All you need is a browser, a plugin and 5 minutes.
The lovely folk over at Spotless Interactive have invited me to be a guest writer. An honour indeed given the good stuff they do and publish. In my first post I take a walk through what you need to consider when establishing a screen reader test plan. It’s an overview look at what you need to… Continue Reading Establishing a screen reader test plan
WebAim released their 2009 Screen Reader Survey last week, a follow up from last years Screen Reader survey. Very good reading it makes too but of particular interest are results around screen reader choice on the desktop and increased screen reader access on mobile. For years it’s felt like screen reader users have mainly used… Continue Reading Screen reader software usage shifts on desktop and mobile
Support for the Mac native screen reader VoiceOver was added to Opera in version 9.5. This is a quick overview explaining what you can access using VoiceOver with Opera. I’m hoping it will be of use to people with screen readers and developers debugging content alike. Before you get started, if you’re not already familiar… Continue Reading Using Opera 10 Beta with VoiceOver
It wont be long until I’ve been at Opera a year during which time I’ve been exploring Opera’s more obvious and less obvious accessibility features. As we look forwards at how we enhance the browser for better accessibility support for both users and developers creating accessible standards compliant websites, I thought I’d share with you… Continue Reading Opera accessibility: where we’re at
Back in the day when web pages were web pages and not web applications you could just about get away with not testing with a screen reader. Using a combination of text based browsers, accessibility testing tools such as the Web Accessibility Tools consortium Accessibility Toolbar and and browser tools such as Preferences settings in… Continue Reading Setting up a screen reader test environment