10. universal design


Use the Screen Reader simulation available at http://www.webaim.org/simulations/screenreader to experience something of what it is like to access the web using a screen reader. Can you find the answers to the test questions on the site?

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This is an experiential exercise, giving the user an idea of what it is like using a screen reader. The intention is that you try out the simulation and attempt to answer the test questions provided on the site. If you can do so easily it suggests that the site is reasonably accessible. If not then this is the frustration a visually impaired user would have.

Other exercises in this chapter

ex.10.1 (tut), ex.10.2 (tut), ex.10.3 (tut), ex.10.4 (tut), ex.10.5 (tut), ex.10.6 (tut), ex.10.7 (tut), ex.10.8 (ans), ex.10.9 (tut), ex.10.10 (tut)

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