Richard  Eskins 

Senior Lecturer, Web Design at MMU

Richard Eskins' day job has been ensuring his students of web design produce both accessible and usable websites, whilst adhering to common best practices in coding and design. 

Zoom and Speech

Presented in collaboration with Donal Fitzpatrick, Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing, Dublin City University at Camp Digital 2012. 

The days of sitting alone in a bedroom typing mystic symbols at a computer keyboard in order to gain access to material on the far side of the world are gone forever.

But what if the person using the device cannot see, or if the person only has reduced visual acuity? Donal & Richard demonstrate the use of the iPad to access various sites using both magnification (suitable for those with a visual impairment) and text-to-speech which is how most blind people use such devices.