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Making Websites Audible

As economic developers begin to plan to make their websites compatible with accessibility laws, one of the first options they should consider is to make their websites audible. What this means is that a website visitor clicks on a button and the written text of the page is delivered in audio format. Essentially, it is read out loud to the website visitor using the computer’s speakers.

There are good reasons for making the website audible.  Two major types of disabilities that must be addressed by accessible websites are poor vision and an inability to manipulate a mouse effectively.  Both of these can be alleviated or minimized by a speech enabling solution, giving EDOs an opportunity for quick wins and noticeable ways to gain the approval of both regulators and investment audiences.