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Re: Screen readers or testing


From: Beth Archibald
Date: Jul 30, 2002 8:14AM

Yes, and yes.
You can get demo versions of Window-Eyes (accessible to Flash), JAWS, and Home Page reader. A Google search will give you the links to the software publishers.
As far as having users of assistive technology access your sites to demo, suggest posting a request for testers on this list, or any number of ones dedicated to Section 508 and/or visual impairments. Check out TRACE http://trace.wisc.edu for good discussion groups to consider. I've also cc'd a friend who can provide more leads to testers for you.
Beth Archibald
Jeff Rhodes wrote:I am currently trying to convert my web pages over to section 508
compliance and have run into some problems (like everyone else - I
assume). Is there a source of a "good" and "low cost" screen
reader? Or, is there a source that I can use to have someone
actually test my pages to make sure that they are accessible?
Jeff Rhodes, Developer
Internet Association Corporation
voice: (330) 376-6006 x255
fax: (330) 376-3355
Thought for the day:
-no guts, no glory, no brain, same story.

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