Using the Web with a refreshable Braille display

Chances are that you have either seen someone use a screen reader to access the Web. You may even have tried one yourself. Braille displays, however, are not as commonly seen, and since you need more than just software to use one it just isn’t feasible for most sighted Web professionals to actually try one. Not to mention the need to learn Braille to be able to read anything.

So watching a video of someone using a refreshable Braille display to read with their fingertips may be as close as you get. Roger Hudson has posted one such video in Refreshable Braille and the Web, and I suggest you watch it. The more we all know about assistive technology and how people use it, the better.

Posted on June 11, 2009 in Accessibility