Spectrum | 03.02.2009 | 04:30
The Information Highway and the Blind
This is because the written word has to be translated into Braille or spoken onto an audio tape, all of which takes time and money. But the combination of screen reading software for computers and the large amounts of information available on the Internet is now opening up written language to blind people. Even though the software is continually improving, however, bad web design is still making it difficult for the blind to fully use the information highway. Kate Hairsine reports.