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Hearing Websites: How Web Accessibility Works with Screen Readers

In this exclusive session, E-Accessibility Consultant, Neil Jarvis, demonstrates the use of the Wellington City Council website using JAWS screen reader.

Neil is a blind user of the internet and has been championing the cause of accessibility through his work, at the Royal National Foundation for the Blind New Zealand and as a President of the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc. He has also been an Executive Director of the Blind Foundation.

In this session, Neil will cover:

  • How to use search with the help of JAWS and information hierarchical structure.
  • How to navigate through website pages with the help of heading levels.
  • How to use itemized lists for moving effectively through the page.
  • Gain insights into the importance of using clearly labeled hyperlinks and first-letter navigation.

The site-search used by Neil in this demonstration was developed by Squiz.

Please note that the captions are machine-generated and have only partial fidelity to actual screen reader audio.

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