Digital media - accessibility for blind people

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With the world of digital media advancing every day, it's important that no one is excluded from making the most of digital technology. We follow a day in the life of Andrea, deputy head girl at a school for the blind in Worcester, to see how digital technology is helping in her everyday life and how far she is able to participate in the digital world. Special hardware and software packages allow her to use email, to take notes in class on her laptop and to use her mobile, but accessing websites using speech packages is an uphill struggle.

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To prompt classroom discussion. Why is it important to make technology and digital media accessible to all? What new technology is on the market to help people with accessibility issues? How can websites be made more accessible to blind people? What areas of everyday life for blind people can digital technology not currently help with?

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