All About Screen Readers - Developing & Designing Websites for Screen Readers

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6900 Jericho Turnpike

6900 Jericho Turnpike · Syosset, NY

How to find us

We are located in the building right on Jericho (6900). Enter on the south side of the building, through the double doors. Take the elevator up to the first floor, Millennium is all the way on the west side of the building.

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Details

When designing, developing, or remediating a site for accessibility, the screen reader is an invaluable tool. This assistive software is the primary way blind users access your webpages, and experiencing them for the first time as a sighted user is an “eye opening” experience.

At this meetup we’ll demystify the screen reader and cover topics like:

- What are screen readers, and how to do they read content?

- A look at popular screen readers and browser combinations you should be targeting

- How a designer can improve screen reader UX

- Hidden text only for screen readers, and how to use it

- How to test with screen readers, with a demo of macOS Voice Over

Do you have a website or project you're working on that you're not sure how to make fully accessible for visitors using screen readers? Come to the meetup and we can test your site out together!

If you can't make the event in person, follow @millenniumweb on Instagram to watch on Instagram Live!