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What Technologies Do People with Disabilities Use to Read Blogs?

While having the pleasure of hosting Tuesdayโ€™s Open Mic Night ( http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=HgxnB&m=1azBCBNvS0zgzP&b=wwzNn9HitprmrdXtq7D._w ), where the topic was accessibility, one question asked was what technologies do people with disabilities use while using computers.

Such a great question! As bloggers, we see our readers when they leave a comment, whether typed or, on some blogs, via audio or video. Sometimes we see them in a tiny graphic or avatar.

But, for the most part, we don't see how they are interacting with our blogs or what technology they are using. Some are at their home computers, others are on the beach with their laptops, while others are on their iPhones before they board the plane. Yet, others use specialized, and oftentimes very expensive, assistive technologies.

The following video introduces the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 in a fun, geeky way. But it also shows many of the assistive technologies that some of our blog readers may use. Which assistive technologies can you spot?

Visit the post online to watch the video ( http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=HgxnB&m=1azBCBNvS0zgzP&b=rSnw3iQklsbNyQ.5GuAlUA ).

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When: 7/2/2014

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