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.How to Make Your Blog More Accessible to Blind Readers Click To Tweet