The Albizu University accessible website is designed, so people with disabilities can use it. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging.
Our website is compatible with the different tools available to read our content for you. However, below you will find some tips which can help you improve your user experience on our website.
The older versions of Windows 8 offer a program called Narrator. This is a very basic application that can´t help impaired users navigate our website. In this case our recomendation is use Google Chrome, or a Screen Reader application like we mention below on this post.
Windows 8 and 10 has long offered a screen and text-to-speech reader called Narrator, which lets you hear every action you take in Windows spoken aloud. Narrator can also read aloud to you any text in a document or other file. It’s designed for the visually impaired, but it can be used by anyone who wants the screen or text read aloud.
Click on the Start button > Settings > Ease of Access > Narrator. The Narrator pane appears.
Turn on the Narrator button. This also activates a Narrator Settings window, which by default is minimized on the Windows taskbar; more on that later.
Now this is the Narrator Settings window to see the full gamut of options. Click on the minimized Narrator Settings window on the taskbar to maximize it.
ChromeVox, la voz de Chrome
The ChromeVox screen reader is an extension to Chrome that brings the speed, versatility, and security of Chrome to visually impaired users.
To use ChromeVox just make click on this link Install ChromeVox, when you do it, a new Chrome navigation tab going to be opened with installation option. There you just have to make click in Add To Chrome button.
Then you have to confirm the installation clicking Add Extension button.
The installation has started, you can see the process at the screen bottom.
When the installation is done, you’ll see a screen like this informing about the added extension.
Now you can customized the features of ChromeVox, this step is very important to have the user experince that you hope. Just have to go to the Google Chrome extensions intalled in computer. So you have to open a new Google Chrome tab and writte chrome://extensions/ in the navigation bar, you are going to see a screen like this, then pick options for ChromeVox Extension.
Now you have to check the option Use the Mouse to change focus. And that’s all, now you can have the better user experience on our website.
Note: ChromeVox doesn’t work in conjunction with desktop screen readers. In order to best use ChromeVox on your computer, you will need to disable your desktop screen reader when using ChromeVox.
A Screen Reader is an excellent option for a blind or visually impaired person and our accessible website support these kind of tools. These are speciallized programs to transmit whatever text on our website into a form that a visually impaired user can process (usually tactile, auditory or a combination of both). You can try solutions such as:
- Serotek System Access (Windows)
- Apple VoiceOver (OS X)
- Orca (Linux)
- BRLTTY (Linux)
- Emacspeak (Linux)
- WebAnywhere (All OS)
- SpokenWeb (Internet Explorer)