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WebAIM Screen Reader Simulation

30 Jul 2003 by Matthew Oliphant

To give you an idea of how a screen reader functions, WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) has produced a simulation with three tasks to complete using screen-reader-like functionality.

The example they use is made up (the University of the Antarctic), but it should give you at least a small “look” into what it is like to navigate the Web via a screen reader.

They also have a cognitive disability simulation, and a low vision simulation.

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30 Jul 2003 | Martin Mes said...

And to actually try one, pick a screen reader from W3C's list of alternative browsers:

31 Jul 2003 | Eric N said...

Thanks for the link! I have been thinking a lot about design as it pertains to people w/ disabilities and this is a great resource.

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