Website accessibility using NVDA

Website accessibility is a serious topic for all web developers these days, and if it isn’t, it should be. Making a website that is accessible is not that hard, but it does require you to think from a UI point of view instead of a pure coding thought process. One tool that is freely available for you to download is NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA). The website describes it as this:

“Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person”

This tool can help you diagnose accessibility issues your website may have for blind or vision impaired users. It can help you diagnose input fields that can’t be read, missing alternate text for images and a bunch of other things. You can download this great piece of free software from here.

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Malcolm Sheridan is a Microsoft awarded MVP in ASP.NET and regular presenter at conferences and user groups throughout Australia. Being an ASP.NET Insider, his focus is on web technologies and has been for the past 10 years. He loves working with ASP.NET MVC these days and also loves getting his hands dirty with JavaScript. He also blogs regularly at Follow him on twitter @malcolmsheridan

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