Blind and Low Vision Users

Paper by Edward Hung, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland discussing accessibility/usability issues when designing web sites for people who are blind or have low vision abilities. By definition, accessibility is a category of usability: software that is not usable by a particular user is not accessible to that person. Just like other usability measures, it is necessary to define accessibility with respect to the user task requirements and needs. For example, graphical user interfaces are not very accessible to blind users, but relatively accessible to deaf users. ... The purpose of this article is to provide recommendations, guidelines, examples and resources to web site developers on how to develop web sites accessible to users that are blind or have low vision. thanks LucDesk