Accessible Web Based Communication Tools: Why are they so hard to find?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Web based chat rooms, bulletin boards and on-line meeting tools are used by many individuals and organizations to facilitate communication. The challenge is identifying tools that are accessible to individuals who use screen readers or other types of assistive technology. Many of the features of these tools render them inaccessible yet most entities do not realize this or take this into consideration when they are choosing the tools which they are going to use. This session will explore what the barriers are and how to determine whether or not a tool is accessible as well as demonstrate some accessible options.
 
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