Overview of Assistive Technology
If you are already familiar with the basics of web accessibility and the laws surrounding it but are interesting in learning more about assistive technologies, such as screen reader software, web accessibility training courses can help.
Screen reading software is a crucial component of web accessibility. This type of software runs alongside an operating system to read what is displayed on the screen. This type of assistive technology is essential to visually impaired users. If your website has barriers that prevent this assistive technology from being utilized, a visually impaired user wouldn’t be capable of accessing your content.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3.4 million Americans, ages 40 years or older, are visually impaired or legally blind.
Without assistive technology compatibility, you may be limiting your organization’s ability to reach millions. At AKEA Web Solutions, we provide in-depth, training on ways to incorporate user-testing by individuals with disabilities, to confirm that assistive technologies are performing adequately.
Our team consists of experienced individuals with a variety of disabilities who perform testing. By doing so, they are able to pinpoint possible problems that a non-disabled tester may not uncover.