Screen Readers

A screen reader is a software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen (or, more accurately, sent to standard output, whether a video monitor is present or not). This interpretation is then re-presented to the user with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output device. Screen readers are a form of assistive technology (AT) potentially useful to people who are blind, visually impaired, illiterate or learning disabled, often in combination with other AT, such as screen magnifiers.A person's choice of screen reader is dictated by many factors, including platform, cost (even to upgrade a screen reader can cost hundreds of U.S.
Posts about Screen Readers
  • On-Site Search Engine Optimization: The First Steps In Optimizing A Site

    … to teach the search engines about your site. What the Pros Do: Adding alternate text for all the images on a website makes your site accessible for visually impaired users who rely on screen readers to navigate the web. Alt text can also be used to communicate with the search engines about your content; images are increasing in importance when…

    ImageWorks Creativein SEO- 15 readers -
  • When To Optimize Alt and Title Text for Images

    … helps the visually impaired navigate the Internet. For those with disabilities, alt text is read by screen readers in place of images (which is why you don’t see it when hovering) allowing the content and function of the image to be accessible and understandable. Why To Use Title Tags The alt attribute is for search engine crawlers. The title tag…

    Nicolette Beard/ Raven Blogin Social SEO Google- 6 readers -
  • Why Having a Clean HTML Matters (W3C)

    …, it will affect other devices such as screen readers and will mean your web page is standards compliant. Conclusion Does having clean HTML matter? Whilst you may not see many of the benefits on screen, it will have an effect on SEO, responsiveness and maintainability. Clean HTML allows search engines to easily crawl your page for important information, whilst…

    Rob Trustlove/ WooRank Blogin SEO Google- 21 readers -