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August 23, 2005

Blind user frustrated by Blogger

Stephen Baker

Rusty Perez, a blind blogger, reports that certain features on Blogger cannot be used by the blind. The problem: clickable buttons that are not picked up by screen-reading software. Are there other problems for the blind in blogging software?

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Good grief, yes!

I run a blog on Blogger called Rachel and Kevin's Home For Orphan Toons, an animation-related blog. The "Kevin" in question is Kevin Wollenweber, whose claim to fame is having hosted Cartoon Network for a day back in the '90s. What makes this all the more extraordinary is that Kevin is blind, yet could easily be considered an expert on animation history.

As such, his input is vital, but the only way he can contribute at the moment is if I cut and paste his e-mails to me onto the blog. If would be easier for both of us if he could post directly, but he has to go through a complicated confirmation process that really requires sight to accomplish.

Posted by: Rachel Newstead at March 24, 2007 03:46 PM


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