Many web pages are difficult to access for people with cognitive disabilities. The needs of these users aren’t fully covered in current accessibility guidelines yet and developers often aren’t familiar with these users either. But such pages and information online should be equally accessible to everyone. Whilst the education of developers about accessibility issues is crucial, it will also take time until every page is adjusted with new requirements. Therefore the EASY READING tool looks to support users with cognitive disabilities in accessing any webpage.
This webinar will introduce the freely available EASY READING tool (www.easyreading.eu) which is:
a). Provides numerous easy-to-use support functionalities to users with cognitive disabilities when working with original web content. This ranges from easy to read language, layout for efficient reading, text to speech, symbol/picture annotation).
b). Supports authors and service providers with non-technical and easy to use functionalities for making content accessible.
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6. Technology to facilitate leadership and self-advocacy by persons with disabilities - 28.10.2021 at 14:00
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7. Barriers and opportunities of technology adoption in support services for persons with disabilities - 25.11.2021 at 14:00
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Many web-pages are difficult to access for people with cognitive disabilities. The needs of these users aren’t fully covered in current accessibility guidelines yet and developers often aren’t familiar with these users either.
But web-pages should be accessible to everyone. It’s an important aspect of inclusion that information is equally accessible. And while the education of developers about accessibility issues is important, it will also take time until every web-page is adjusted.
Therefore, the EasingReading project develops a software for users with cognitive disabilities that supports them to access any existing web-page.