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1 Teaching & Learning Technologies Clemson Computing and Information Technology Introduction

2 Why should I care about accessibility? Blindness There are approximately 10 million blind and visually impaired people in the United States, about 3 out of 100. There are approximately 93,600 visually impaired or blind students, 10,800 of whom are deaf-blind. Using screen readers on an accessible web page, a blind person can access the same information as a sighted person.

3 Why should I care about accessibility? Hearing Loss & Deafness Your chances of experiencing hearing loss by age 65 is 1 in 3. The web is a major way for deaf and hard of hearing persons to communicate. Why should I care about accessibility?

4 Portability – accessible content transfers more easily to PDAs, cell phones, etc. Consistency makes your design user-friendly. Accessible web pages simplify understanding for all users, whether or not they are disabled. For example, have you ever used your mouse to hover over a button or graphic to get a better idea of what it represents? How does the average user benefit?

5 Customizable to your detection criteria. Finds Section 508 and/or W3C compliance problems. Can help to edit HTML pages for accessibility. How can AccVerify help?

6 Download HiSoftware AccVerify from HiSoftware/acc10.exe HiSoftware/acc10.exe Follow the installation instructions closely in the “Installing HiSoftware AccVerify “ instructions.Installing HiSoftware AccVerify Downloading AccVerify

7 AccVerify Instruction & Tutorials Select the tutorials on the HiSoftware AccVerify Instructions & Tutorials web page under the heading that best describes your function:HiSoftware AccVerify Instructions & Tutorials Web Developer or Faculty & Staff web contributor/updater. Check the web site for upcoming workshops.http://tspclass.clemson.edu Contact Carmen Bradley for individualized

8 Do the right thing… be part of the solution. When hearing or vision loss happens, it impacts everything that touches that person.


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