So far, I have found three Web browsers intended for use by people with cognitive disabilities. Each use text-to-speech (TTS) technology, display of Web sites in a simplified format, and/or the conversion of Web site text into a symbolic representation.
- WWAAC is the result of a Pan-European effort funded in part by the European Commission.
- EdWeb was developed by The School of Informatics, University of Manchester, England.
- Communicate: Webwide is a commercial product produced by Widget Software. Of the three Web browsers, this is the most up-to-date product.
I expect that these Web browsers work best with Web sites that adhere to accessibility standards. Their conversion of Web site text into a symbol-based alternative will be the subject of the next blog post.
Note: No endorsement is intended or implied for any of these products.
Tags: Assistive Technology