Screen Readers: A Quick Demonstration
A screen reader is a form of assistive technology used by people who are blind, visually impaired, illiterate or have a learning disability. The software attempts to convey what people with normal eyesight see on a display via non-visual means such as text-to-speech, sound icons or a Braille device.
As part of Media on Mars’ promotion of accessibility and inclusive design, we encourage our clients to consider how screen readers can be used by audiences. In this video digital access specialist Dr Scott Hollier demonstrates how screen readers work.