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new FamilySearch accessibility features

Postby rmrichesjr » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:49 pm

Does anyone here know of any accessibility features planned for the new FamilySearch? I'm in the current beta test, and nothing has jumped out at me as a specific feature for the sight impaired. One reason I ask is the wife of a friend of mine is in process of going blind. If it's not practical to put much on the new FamilySearch site for the sight-impaired, perhaps the API might provide opportunity for an application program that could help enable the sight-impaired to use the system.

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People with Disabilities includes a lot of people...

Postby PhillipsCJ » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:16 pm

rmrichesjr wrote:...any accessibility features planned for the new FamilySearch?

It seems like this would be an especially relevant issue because of the number of users who may have sight and/or mobility limitations resulting from old age. I would be very interested to hear how accessibility concerns are being addressed as well...

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Accessiblity for Seeing-impaired

Postby ClarkeGJ » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:22 pm

There is not anything developed specifically for "Accessibiity" in the first version of New FamilySearch. Standard browser-based "screen-readers" do work with content and ALT tags, however, audio assistance may not be possible for all navigation.
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Accesibility WebAim

Postby tomj » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:00 pm is an initiative of the Centers for Persons with disabilities at Utah State University. I know that they have a lot of really great content/suggestions/tools for making sites Section 508 compliant.

I guess it's more important to get the product out the door, but I'm confident that the church will seek to make it as compatible as possible for assistive technology users.

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