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What the Blind Experience on Job Sites

Posted By Todd Raphael On July 25, 2012 @ 5:24 am In Video | 4 Comments

[1]As online recruiting sites get more complex, they can get harder to read for people who can’t see, as well as others who use “screen readers” because of challenges with their arms or other disabilities.

It doesn’t have to be that way, says Corbb O’Connor [2], a web usability consultant with O’Consulting Group. In the video below, O’Connor talks about:

  • Why video and slick images aren’t always a bad thing for the blind
  • The problem with contacting a company and asking for special help reading the site
  • What he’s finding on corporate career sites vs. job boards
  • Craigslist and LinkedIn
  • Simple things to keep in mind when designing sites

It’s about 10 minutes, below.

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