Web accessibility means anyone can access the content on your website, no matter what device or tool they use.
That could mean they use a mouse, keyboard, or trackpad on their computer, laptop, or digital device.
Or they may use assistive technology to navigate and consume content on your website or web application.
A few examples of assistive technology are:
- Screen readers: software applications (also called programs) that allow people who are blind or have low vision to read text on a display
- Screen magnifiers: enlarges text and graphics on a computer screen
- Voice recognition: software programs that receive and interpret spoken words as input
In the first of a mini-series on different types of assistive technology, Rob Dodson, Google Developer Advocate, walks you though the basics of Android’s mobile screen reader in his TalkBack A11ycasts video (11-minute video).
You’ll learn about accessibility options in your Android settings, TalkBack navigation basics, how to access a page, and how to work some controls.
If you haven’t used a screen reader in the past, you’ll find the “Explore By Touch” option an interesting way to learn.
Ready to learn more about TalkBack?
Check out Android Accessibility Help’s Get Started on Android with TalkBack.