Web Accessibility

Web pages are made with HTML and JavaScript, which provide structure and interactivity to websites.

When used properly, these technologies provide information that enable blind web-users with software called a “screen reader” to access and interact with the web-page.  Detailed guidelines exists as well as training on how to properly implement web accessibility.

Accessibility should be built in to both the HTML and Javascript, the  mix depending on the use and software development issues.

However, in a large percentage of web pages,  because of ignorance or lack of resources, pages are designed without the necessary structure that allows the page to be used fully with a screen reader.

When it comes to improving an existing website, we find that using Javascript to implement the improvements is often simpler to build and maintain.

Also, the javascript implementation allows for a more diverse screen-reader experience:  We can provide custom accessibility and usability improvements for individual users or groups,  direct to those user’s browsers.  The website need not be directly involved in this process.