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
Check out MyVisions resources for students with visual impairment – The information is based on the American education system.
For information for Australian education needs for students with disability check our these two sites: