DIFFICULTIES THAT PEOPLE WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT HAVE IN ACCESSIBILITY TO WEB INFORMATION BY USING THE AUDITORY ACCESS
An increasing amount of information on Web, has given faster and better opportunity for people with visual impairment to reach the new information and to learn, but it has also created difficulties/problems in usual way of approaching the content. The sample includes 46 respondents, 18 females and 28 males, of all visual impairment categories, at the age range from 18 to 63 years old, various vocational structure. The goal of this research is to define the problems which these respondents have in web’s accessibility by using the auditory access to information, that is screen reader. The results are showing the following: too many advertisements, a lot of graphs on the web pages, very often incomprehensible audio challenge, as well as different navigation strategies for solving these problems. In conclusion, we emphasize the need for development of technology for better accessibility to information on the Web and
improved search engines, on the principles of universal design, as well as creating better and practical solutions in design of interface for people with visual impairment.