IBM to Launch New Accessible Browser

April 4th, 2007

…and it won’t be IBM’s first foray into web accessibility. They alread provide their Webadapt2me service, Easy Web Browser and Home Page Reader – all of which are more or less designed to help people with visual impairments access with web in different scenarios.

Their new accessible browser – current codenamed ‘A-browser’ – builds upon the technology used in their Easy Web Browser. In addition to providing text-to-speech and help with navigation, A-Browser will provide improved access to streaming videos and animation.

Mike Azzi, spokesperson for IBM emerging technologies and global communications, said to TechNetNews “The visually impaired person cannot find the controls on the Web site to actually go ahead and click through to the video. This software helps them to locate the controls, to operate the video.”

Further information is available:
TechNetNews
IBM.com/able

this information came via PaceIT blog

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