Adaptive technologies for web accessibility

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Adaptive Technologies for Web Accessibility
* users with visual disabilitie
1. Brltty
BRLTTY is a background process (daemon) which provides access to the Linux/Unix console(when in text mode) for a blind person using a refreshable braille display. It drives the braille display, and provides complete screen review functionality. Some speech capability hasalso been incorporated
* users with auditory disabilities
LightWRITERS are small portable text-to-speech communication aidsspecially designed to meet the particular needs of people with speech loss and for progressive conditions
2. Sign language interpreter virtualA British organization dedicated to helping deaf people has just launched an interpreter of virtual sign language.
is a cartoon character whose name is Guido, which translates intosign language

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* users with mobility disabilities
1. REACH Sound-It-Out Phonetic Keyboard Add-on
TheREACH Sound-It-Out Keyboard Add-on is a new approach to typing based on smart keys (Patents Pending). The onscreen keyboard has an array of “keys” which represent phonemes rather thanletters. On the Pictures keyboard (shown below), pictures are presented to help users find the sound they are after (e.g., a picture of a bus for the “B” sound). When the user points ata key, an audio recording is played

2. pVoice
pVoice is an application for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).Disabledpeople who cannot speak and have very little possiblities to operate a computer can use pVoice by selecting photo’s or symbols to generate speech output
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