Having information on how to achieve an accessible website, is an important step in creating a more inclusive digital experience. This is where the recent guidance document provided by MyVision titled: Improve Internet Accessibility for Individuals with Impaired Vision, has offered some very useful information.
MyVision is a US-based organization of expert ophthalmologists and optometrists aiming to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. They have recently created an all-encompassing guide on Improving Internet Accessibility for Individuals with Vision Impairment, reviewed by Dr. Carli Bunn, a board-licensed optometrist.
- Importance of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standard
- A list of various setups of websites that cause accessibility issues such as poor colour contrast, and missing text alternatives for images.
- Helpful tips for making browsing the internet easier
- Information on how to use screen readers and narration tools – including how to activate narrator in Windows, VoiceOver on a Mac computer
- Changing magnification on various devices, Keyboard shortcuts, voice commands and controls including accessories that help those with low vision
- Why accessibility matters for the vision impaired
- Guidance for different audiences such as vision impaired students
Read the guide on internet accessibility
Check out MyVisions resources for students with visual impairment – The information is based on the American education system.
Find out about jobs available that may interest visually impaired and blind people
For information for Australian education needs for students with disability check our these two sites:
Australian Curriculum Council: Meeting the needs of students with a disability
Studying in Australia as a Student With Disabilities – Study Abroad in Australia (studying-in-australia.org)