Presentation with a Blind JAWS Screen Reader User

Website developers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to cater for blind and visually impaired users but little practical guidance is available.

In this course a presenter, assisted by a blind screen reader user, will illustrate the issues screen reader users face and the aspects of design that do and don't make a difference.

Duration: Half a day.

Who Should Attend? Website owners, designers, developers, testers, content creators and project managers.

Course Size: We recommend that attendance is limited to 12 attendees to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be involved, but there is no upper limit.

Cost: £150 per attendee (minimum 8 attendees) plus VAT

The price is based on conducting the training at your premises inside the M25. Additional travel costs may apply outside the M25.


The course content will include:

  • How blind people visualise web pages
  • Basic means of navigation with a screen reader
  • Problems encountered by screen reader users
  • The difference between being able to hear website content and being able to understand it
  • A demonstration of JAWS with some well known websites
  • A demonstration of JAWS with websites suggested by the attendees
  • Design guidelines for screen reader friendly websites
  • Accessible PDFs

Throughout the presentation a blind screen reader user will navigate through a variety of websites to illustrate the importance of first impressions, consistency of design and semantic markup.