The blind leading the blind (22 Apr 2005)
The aim is not only to deliver better access through technology like screen readers, but to give visually impaired people an idea of visual content. An example of this is a system of on-screen touch displays, allowing raised images which a blind person could feel, to appear on the screen.
Most of these plans may not be developed for some time. As well as the issue of technology, there is the cost; screen readers are already expensive, raised images would be even more so. As Prof Marshall points out: "What we have to do is find out what we can do now and what we can do in ten years' time".
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