It may come as a surprise to some people that blind people read blogs, but in the age of visual information, blogs can be a great source of information for blind people, because they don’t rely on images as much as social media sites such as Instagram and Pinterest. For example, I have software on my laptop that reads the text of the webpage aloud to me. Other people use a device that makes the words appear in a series of dots (known as Braille) on a raised display, whereas others have some vision, so they use software to enlarge the text.
In theory, the experience of reading a blog shouldn’t be any different, but there are definitely things that people do in terms of their blog design that make me click away after a few seconds. I’m pretty sure they aren’t doing it to exclude blind readers, it’s just that they don’t know what’s unhelpful.
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