Skip to content

Yours *TrulyJuly*

I do everything content.

Monthly Archives: May 2016

Listening to the internet: A blind user listens to the screen reader to navigate his laptop.

Listening to the internet: A blind user listens to the screen reader to navigate his laptop.

 

Why make a website for blind people?

An accessible website can function like an interactive audio guide, providing people who lost their sight with the information they need, making your website more inclusive.

It might sound odd at first to design a website for blind people, so here’s a list of benefits:

 

1) Digital is more accessible than print

A digital text can be read out by a screen reader. A printed text most likely requires a person to recite.

A relatively small number of blind people can read Braille: Fewer than 10 percent of blind Americans read Braille.

In addition, Braille texts are not easy to come by: Only one percent of published books are available in braille.

According to the AFP just “five percent of printed materials and books are available in a readable form for the blind or visually impaired in industrialized nations, and just one percent in developing countries.”

Once you’re plugged in to the internet however, a wealth of information becomes available.

 

2) There is more digital content than printed content

Digital content is growing at a rate close to crazy: Back in 2010 Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.

We are in the Information Age because of the Digital Revolution. There’s so much information available on the internet, we call it information overload.

User generated content has evoked a data explosion – most of it will never make it and was never intended for print.

Already back in 2011 Amazon sold more ebooks than physical books: 105 books for its Kindle e-reader for every 100 hardcover and paperback books.

 

3) Digital is up to date

Even if it’s possible to get alternative forms of content – e.g. Braille or audio – the time it took to produce and deliver means that the information is outdated by default.

The internet offers immediate, real-time updates. Anything can be downloaded in one click. You can subscribe to feeds and stay constantly informed. For anything you could think of – there’s probably an app for that.

 

4) Technology can empower

Anyone willing to try and test online tools and apps, can quickly discover how helpful technology can be.

And if it’s not: Simply providing feedback can be valuable in perfecting it.

Or even better: Get involved in improving it for everyone, for example by joining DAISY.

 

travel and sing

pictures, words, 'songs,' silly

Life & Style

Stories, ideas, reviews

gingerale kitchen

My mission is to give the world a unique collection of recipes and inspiration

The how to guide to have a solid work life balance

Spreading calm and positivity through this blog

netcreations

books for all ages

Dating

Dating Tips for Everyone

myserenewords

Seeking Solace in the Horizon of Life & Beyond.

Kungula Urban Gardening

Your Daily Updates About Urban Gardening

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

THRIFTING WITH MEGAN

If you can dream it, you can thrift it.

MorganTarot

Tarot readings and blog

RightToBirthSA

Supporting midwife-led care for birth and a woman's choice in South Africa.

аsрirе аffесtiоn аnd dеsirе fоr sех аnd lоvе tо mееt а wоmаn hеrе hаs соmе in hеrе.

www.chlamydia1313.lovevv.ru/ -- аsрirе аffесtiоn аnd dеsirе fоr sех аnd lоvе tо mееt а wоmаn hеrе hаs соmе in hеrе.

Natural Skin Care Love

Naturally Beautiful Skin ... At Any Age!

Vincent Ehindero

||Growth instructor||Coach||influencer

Slow Fast Soil

Shredded Wood for Living Soil

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Brand Showcase

Your Brand is Big, Your Brand is Meaningful

BC x Seattle Humane

We are Bellevue College students partnering with Seattle Humane, an impact non-profit organization, with their mission to find homes for the animals in their shelter that are normally considered "unadoptable." Seattle Humane is unlike any animal shelter. They take in animals no matter the breed, age, or physical condition and hold them for as long as it'll take them to find proper homes for these animals. Their hard work and care is exactly what we need to create a better environment for the animals we love. Please follow our instagram page @bcforhumane for more animals in need of a home.

Lulu Blog

Print-on-demand and Self-publishing blog

IV Quotes

.... and Viral Images

Guguletu - life in the townships

Just another WordPress.com weblog

itsjustfornow

Just another WordPress.com site

She’s inspired

Inspired to inspire

Internet Marketing Basics

Things You Want To Know

bridgena.wordpress.com/

SHAPING THE FUTURE BY CHANGING THE PRESENT

Ana Seas The Day

Your Personal Travel Coach. Grow Through Travel

Evergreen-cafe

Groove Pages-The Next Generation Pages, Funnels & Website Builder

Travel Vagrant

Travelling Made Easier With Our Tips and Tricks

European African Hacks

Hacks by a european african refugee.

janeyinmersin

Have a dose of what life is really like living here – from my single-handed destruction of the Turkish language, random arguments with random relatives about everything from apples to vaginas to learning the secrets to making the perfect içli köfte! Highs or lows this is my observations from the melting pot of crazy that is my life in Mersin.

Be Inspired..!!

Listen to your inner self..it has all the answers..

a.mermaid'spen_

Be careful, I might convince you.. You are art.✨

Amanda Rybicka

Fine Artist

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss's 4-Hour Workweek and Lifestyle Design Blog. Tim is an author of 5 #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers, investor (FB, Uber, Twitter, 50+ more), and host of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast (400M+ downloads)

The Kiffness

Official Site

What is a Leadership

Do you want to lead an organization? We work on Leadership Styles and enhanced qualities of a good leader.

Irresistibly Fish

sucking the marrow out of life

Motivation

Motivation as a lifestyle

%d bloggers like this: