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Calling any TrainingZone user with a visual impairment

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We recently received the following comment from a blind user of TrainingZone:

"I am a blind subscriber, using speech synthesis and soft braille access technology. I am finding your site impossible to use without sighted assistance. Most navigation is fine, but for example, registration was impossible without assistance. This might be my imcompetence, (as a computer user with access technology and a fairly new web user), but there do seem to be some fundamental problems. Do you have any other known blind subscribers you could put me in contact?
Do you have any direct experience of this problem? Thanks in anticipation."

TrainingZone staff are keen to solve access problems. We would be interested to hear from anyone who can offer experience or ideas in this field. Please respond by using the Comments link below. Your reply will be automatically emailed both to TrainingZone staff and to the original questionner.

Tim Pickles, Editor
Tim Pickles

2 Responses

  1. Guides re visual impairment access
    The best set of guidelines is published by the RNIB on their web site at http://www.rnib.org.uk/digital/hints.htm.For more information contact Julie Howell on [email protected].

    The UK Government has also issued a very good set of guidelines, and these can be found at http://www.iagchampions.gov.uk/Guidelines/websites/default.asp

    It is worth remembering that not only should web sites be accessible by visually impaired users, but also intranets, a particular issue as companies make use of intranets for online training

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