Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause
Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, Middle East, News, December 5 2018
A screen reader is a form of assistive technology that through software applications conveys what is on a screen. The software application renders the page content via non-visual means, such as text-to-speech, sound icons, or Braille devices.
Siteimprove is proud to lead the charge in web accessibility and believes accessing the internet, regardless of hardware, location, age, language, or ability, is a fundamental right. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) over a billion people, about 15% of the world’s population, have some form of disability.
The decision to effectively strip the company’s websites of its design was an easy decision for Morten Ebbesen, Siteimprove’s CEO. “Actions speak louder than words, which is why I fully support the idea to use our biggest business component – our website – to demonstrate the importance of accessibility elements such as alt texts for images,” said Ebbesen. “We employ a number of people who use screen-readers to navigate the web and we want to open the eyes of others to their experiences.”
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