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Assistive technology and web accessibility

Assistive Technologyand Web Accessibility

University of Hawaii

Information Technology Services

Jon Nakasone


Uh assistive technology web site
UH Assistive Technology Web Site

  • www.hawaii.edu/access


What is at
What is AT?

  • Any form of equipment or product used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.


Types of disabilities
Types of Disabilities

  • Mobility Impairments

  • Blindess/Low vision

  • Hearing/Speech disorders

  • Learning Disabilities


Mobility impairments
Mobility Impairments

  • Adjustable computer workstation

  • Keyboards

  • Mouse

  • Voice input

  • Alternate input device (mouth wand)

  • Scanner

  • Laptop computer


Blindess
Blindess

  • Screen Reader/Document Reader

  • Scanner

  • Text based browser

  • Braille translation software

  • Portable Braille note taking devices with speech output


Low vision
Low Vision

  • Screen/Document reader

  • Scanning software

  • Large monitor

  • Anti-glare screens

  • Screen magnification software

  • Portable note taking device with speech output


Hearing and or speech impairments
Hearing and/or Speech Impairments

  • Spell check

  • Grammar check

  • Word prediction software

  • Visual flash

  • Speech synthesizer

  • Note taking device

  • Captioning or transcripts


Learning disabilities
Learning Disabilities

  • Screen reader

  • Voice recognition software

  • Large screen monitor

  • Spelling and grammar check

  • Word prediction software

  • Note taking devices


Web accessibility

Web Accessibility

Improved access for persons with disabilities and non-disabled.

Universal Accessibility


Important resources
Important Resources

  • Web Accessibility Initiative

    • www.w3.org/WAI


Priority one
Priority One

  • Text equivalent for images, image maps, applets, scripts, bullets, etc.

  • Non color dependent

  • Headers for rows and column in tables

  • Title frames

  • Provide transcripts for audio and video

  • Provided redundant text links for image maps


Priority two
Priority Two

  • Sufficient color contrasts

  • Clearly identify destination of each link

  • Avoid blinking objects

  • Provide a site map or table of contents

  • Make navigation consistent

  • Describe purpose of frames


Priority 3
Priority 3

  • Expand abbreviations

  • Create a logical tab order for links and forms

  • Provide summaries of tables

  • Provide information so that users may receive documents or access to information according to their preferences.


No frames option
No Frames Option

<NOFRAMES>

<BODY>

Your Web information etc.

</BODY>

</NOFRAMES>


No scripts option
No Scripts Option

  • <NOSCRIPT>You browser must be Java enabled to view animation effects on this Web page</NOSCRIPT>


Web validation tool
Web Validation Tool

  • Bobby

    • http://www.cast.org/bobby/


Contact
Contact

  • Jon Nakasone

    • [email protected]

    • 956-2719


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