Blind Bargains

eBay Launches New Help Section for the Blind and Visually Impaired

If you've noticed some increased access on the eBay website, this may not just be a happy coincidence. Due in part to a partnership with the National Federation of the Blind, eBay has increased access to many parts of its website,. Instructions on the accessibility page include information on buying and selling items with a screen reader. A partnership was also announced with the NFB which aims to promote eBay as a viable platform for business owners who are blind. We've linked to eBay's accessibility page from this post.

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darknexus Thursday, 16-Sep-2010 11:42 AM ET:

I never had a problem with Ebay as long as I used a screen reader that had support for dynamic content and didn't interfere with the web browser's page loading events (JAWS, I'm looking at you). In Windows, System Access works really well with it in IE, and NVDA is the way to go using Ebay with Firefox. Voiceover and Orca handle it very well also, so not sure what the need was for changes there. Still, if it makes things easier, no complaints here.

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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