Computer Accessibility

Computer Accessibility Awareness

This is a computer accessibility awareness page, to help share information about computer accessibility.

Many people have different computer accessibility requirements. If you have any specific accessibility needs, devices, tools, software, or tips and tricks you can recommend for others, please forward them to me, or leave a comment, and I'll add them to this page. Thanks.

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GazeSpeak app for people with ALS

There's a new communication app on its way (for iOS) called GazeSpeak, which will be presented by Microsoft at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Colorado in May, 2017. GazeSpeak, developed by Xiaoyi Zhang while interning at Microsoft, is a way for people to communicate by choosing letters and words using just their eyes. This new app could prove itself invaluable for people with ALS, also known as Motor Neurone Disease. See the full source of this news here.

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Windows 10 Accessibility

For those people using Windows 10, the free Windows 10 Anniversary Update released back in August 2016 included some accessibility improvements. Here's a quick video about that.

You can also see the Microsoft Accessibility Blog for more details.

Microsoft Edge Improvements

Microsoft Edge 100% score rating - Computer Accessibility

With the latest improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft's Edge web browser gets a perfect score on HTML5Accessibility's browser benchmark.

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Accessibility Tools / Apps

Here are a few common 3rd party tools available to aid in computer accessibility.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

To make life easier, there are many keyboard shortcuts you can use in Windows 10. Click the following image for the Keyboard shortcuts page.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Click here for the Keyboard Shortcuts (text only page)

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Microsoft Accessibility

Here are some accessibility links at Microsoft.com

Windows 10

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Apple Accessibility

Here are some accessibility links at Apple.com

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Accessible Page Testing Tools

If you'd like to test your web pages' accessibility, here are some of the tools available.

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Organizations

Here are a few organizations working hard in the area of accessibility. Be sure to recommend more organizations and provide links.

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Computer Accessibility Videos

Here are some computer accessibility related videos on YouTube. Feel free to submit any videos you recommend.

Blind or Low Vision

YouTube video thumbnail - Image of Michael Curran of NV Access - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Cammie Truesdell demoing Screen Magnification & Reflow in Acrobat Reader - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Dragon NaturallySpeaking - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnai - Readability - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnai - Headings - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Image of Peter Tepfer of Connecting Elders - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Image of Screen Reader - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Image of Tommy Edison - How Blind people use the computer - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Refreshable Braille Device | MconneX | MichEpedia - Computer Accessibility

Spinal Cord Injury

YouTube video thumbnail - Image of Tobii Dynavox presenter using Tobii Dynavox Mouse Emulation - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Image of Tobii Dynavox presenter using Tobii Dynavox Gaze Selection - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Image of Dom Lovett with prosthetic hand - Computer Accessibility

YouTube video thumbnail - Spinal Injury patients - Computer Accessibility

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Thanks to the following people for passing on information for this page:

Cindy Quach - SSB - Twitter - Facebook

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