Take part in WebAIM’s screen reader user survey

Most designers and developers who care about accessibility are not regular users of screen reader software. Yes, screen reader users only make up one group of people with disabilities. However they are one of the trickiest groups to cater for, especially when you use JavaScript and Ajax.

There are many recommendations about what to do and what not to do when you develop a website in order for it to be usable by people who rely on screen readers. But do those recommendations really help screen reader users?

To hopefully find an answer to that question, WebAIM is conducting a survey for screen reader users. The intention is to find out more about how screen reader users use the Web and what their preferences are.

If you use screen readers, either full-time or for testing only, please consider spending some time reading the Screen Reader Survey blog post and taking the Survey of Preferences of Screen Reader Users.

If enough people who use screen readers participate in this survey, the results should provide us with valuable information to base our decisions on when developing accessible websites.

Posted on January 14, 2009 in Accessibility

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