Digital Accessibility Consultant
Assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired.
The Challenge Summarized
With the rise of the Internet and computer usage, it has become essential for websites, computer desktops, mobile devices, and other digital tools to be accessible to people with vision, hearing, mobility and other disabilities. The digital accessibility field is what helps these people get full access to digital content. Digital accessibility has many advantages: it increases the chances of people with disabilities to join the workforce, leading them to gain self-confidence and earn competitive salaries. Students with disabilities are able to earn degrees and complete online learning courses.
Behind the App
dSurf is a project founded by Dan Clark, a digital accessibility consultant and trainer with decades of experience within the field. Dan wanted to share his passion for accessibility and create equal opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired in the workforce. He partnered with Scopic to create dSurf, a platform that provides valuable resources about digital accessibility tools and best practices.
The Scopic Solution
Scopic helped dSurf redesign their website with accessibility requirements in mind. Our team incorporated Job Access with Speech (JAWS) screen reading software into the WordPress website, enabling blind or visually impaired users to read the text that is displayed on the screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display.
The result is a state-of-the-art web platform that offers free resources in the form of webinars, blog articles, and videos for end-users, teachers of end-users, parents, documentation and content creators, sighted testers, and engineers. The website also effectively communicates dSurf’s accessibility consultancy services for enterprises.