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Human Interactions with Computers 2011: Accessibility 1 Human Interactions with Computers 2011: Accessibility Pedrum Golriz #ZG62298 IS310 Professor Redding 11/22/2011
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Human Interactions with Computers 2011: Accessibility 2 Human Interactions with Computers 2011: Accessibility Accessibility features have always been important in websites, but recently the W3C ( World Wide Web Consortium ) and the U.S government, specifically section508 have released accessibility standards that every website should have. With accessibility features, users with any disability should be able to browse the web without issues. Such features include images, text formatting, ease of use, navigation, etc. .. The first item mentioned in the lecture was the use for alternative text for images, using the HTML tag of “alt”. Users with visual disabilities use text to speech or braille to retrieve the information. With the use of the “alt” tag, the reader will capture the alternative text from the image. Just as images aren't available to people who can't see, audio isn't available to people who can't hear. Providing a text transcript from the audio file allows the reader to access the information. Not only will this benefit the in-accessible, it also benefits the website as more key words are produced which in turn provides more search results through search engines. A new and difficult accessible feature is the use of speech. Websites like Google.com and Bing.com have already integrated this feature. People with motor issues cannot use a mouse. An accessible website shouldn't rely on a mouse or keyboard, but use assistive speech input. The W3C has called for a Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) that
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