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Computer Accessibility : 

Computer Accessibility Julie Watson, MHS, OTR/L University of St. Augustine

Barriers : 

Barriers Computer input Interpreting output Reading supporting documentation

Types of Impairments : 

Types of Impairments Mobility Wheelchairs Limited use of UE Blindness Low Vision Hearing or Speech Impairments

Mobility Impairments : 

Mobility Impairments Input Positioning of equipment Pointing device Key modifications Scanning Speech Software Outupt Screen Printer Documentation Better access than books or magazines

Blindness : 

Blindness Input Standard keyboards Braille devices Braille labels Output Speech Refreshable Braille Braille Printers Documentation Scanners Speech output Braille printers Vendor support

Low Vision : 

Low Vision Input Standard keyboard Large print keyboard Large print labels Output Modify display or printer Enlarge Contrast Anti-glare Speech Documentation Scanners Speech output Braille printers Vendor support

Hearing or Speech Impairment : 

Hearing or Speech Impairment Input Standard Output Sound alternatives Documentation Standard

Video : 

Video http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/wt_dis.html

Web Accessibility Problems : 

Web Accessibility Problems Graphics Audio Slow connection speed Navigation

Web Guidelines : 

Web Guidelines World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Protocols Promote universal access Challenges More than one person Need guidelines and training

Page Design : 

Page Design Simple and consistent Simple backgrounds Standard HTML Avoid tags, features, and plug-ins Caption video and transcribe audio Describe links Include note

Graphical and Audio Features : 

Graphical and Audio Features Include text alternatives Voice output Summarize

Video : 

Video http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/www.html.

References : 

References Burgstahler, S. (2008). Working together: People with disabilities and computer technology. University of Washington DO-IT Resources. Retrieved on September 30, 2009 from http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/wtcomp.html Comden, D. & Burgstahler, S. (2009). World wide access: Accessible web design. University of Washington DO-IT Resources. Retrieved on September 30, 2009 from http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/universal.design.html

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