July 10, 2008
IBM Provides Web Accessibility for Blind Users
IBM has developed collaboration software to improve web accessibility for blind or partially sighted users who run screen-reading software that describes the content of a web page.
The screen readers rely on text or descriptive tags to explain the items on a page, which are generally incomplete. IBM said the new Social Accessibility software allows users to report the problems to a central database and ask for additional descriptive text to be added to a site.
A beta version of the software is available at IBM's AlphaWorks web site.