Screen reader simulation
It is recommended that you read the explanation first.
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Jon Knolle (Administrator)
Lynn Aaron (Faculty)
the point of view of a sightless person. As when using a screenreader, the
content of the page is read aloud with no visual clues. I've used this
simulation as a demonstration in several Web development courses. Students have
responded with amazement. They gained understanding of the need to include
accessibility features in their Web pages. They also gained respect for the
ability of people without sight to use the WWW.
It's worth reading the explanation before trying the simulation. It is also
possible to see the mock Web site, but it's better to do this after the
to load, depending on the speed of your connection.
Audio is essential since the Web page content is read aloud. You'll need
speakers or headphones.