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WebAnywhere - A Screen Reader On The Go

WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web. It requires no special software to be installed on the client machine and, therefore, enables blind people to access the web from any computer they happen to have access to that has a sound card.The web page includes links to video or audio tutorials for using WebAnywhere.

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Posted by: emmalcoffman@gmail.com on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

This description may be outdated, but it does not give much information about how to actually use the screen reader. It does show a video, but a detailed instruction list might be more meaningful to users who are interested in the software.

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Posted by: gmp28 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 11:20 p.m.

The information or description may be outdated because it referred to something in 2008. The video was nice but maybe something that can be read or printed out would help also.

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability