How can you use a computer if you are blind?

shows corner of a laptop and a smartphone on a deskHow does a blind person use a computer?  There are lots of ways depending on the type of blindness and individual preferences. When you understand how people who are blind or have low vision use a computer, it makes web accessibility more understandable too. Axess lab has several videos with real life examples:

“There is no better way to understand the importance of accessibility and inclusive design than learning from actual users with disabilities. Here’s a collection of our favorite Youtube videos where people showcase how they use assistive technologies like screen readers, eye tracking, zoom and switches.”

My favourite is Molly with her “Apple orchard” because a first glance she doesn’t look blind, and she is good at explaining.

Videos of people with disabilities using tech

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