In this episode we discuss Digital Barriers and Web Design. We are joined by special guest Steven Norman IV to speak about the way he as a blind person interacts with the web and social media. We discuss 508 compliance and how it can affect your bottom line as a business. JAWS is a popular screen reader and Steven explains to us and listeners how it works and what it allows him to do. We tie this to the fact that many things that are good for SEO are good for screen readers. We discuss The National Federation of the Blind and how they influence change and make life easier for their members. We are inspired by their saying “nothing for us without us”.
Learn more about NFB at nfb.org
Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.
Thanks the Steven for sharing his perspective and the music you hear on the podcast.