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15. WEBPAGE ACCESS

BEING ABLE TO READ PRINTED INFORMATION IS THE SAME ISSUE IF YOU ARE AT A WEBSITE OR IN THE REAL WORLD.

THIS MEANS PRINT HANDICAPPED VISITORS TO THE INTERNET WILL BE USING SCREEN READERS AND SCREEN MAGNIFIERS, AS WELL AS SIGHTED ASSISTANCE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE SIMPLE, ALL-TEXT WEBSITES OF THE 1980s AND 1990s HAVE LARGELY BEEN REPLACED BY COLORFUL PICTURES AND NUMEROUS BUTTONS MIXED IN WITH BLOCKS OF TEXT, ALL DESIGNED FOR FULLY SIGHTED VISITORS.

HOWEVER, A FEW GOOD SITES DO OFFER A TEXT-ONLY FORMAT TO REDUCE THE VISUAL CONFUSION FOR THEIR PARTIALLY SIGHTED CONSUMERS.

IDEALLY, A WEBSITE IS BEST IF ORIGINALLY CREATED TO BE SCREEN READER FRIENDLY, SO WHAT YOU HEAR IS EXACTLY WHAT IS SEEN. LIKEWISE, WELL-SPACED, BIG AND BOLD TEXT IN COMBINATION WITH FULL-SCREEN DISPLAY OF ALL LINK CONTENT SHOULD GIVE VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS A TRULY LOW-VISION-APPROVED WEB EXPERIENCE.

AN EXAMPLE OF BOTH APPEARANCE AND STRUCTURE WITHOUT THE DISTRACTION OF A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE CAN BE FOUND AT:

WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

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