Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yahoo now offers mail services for the visually impaired

Yahoo! India Research & Development has announced the launch of a new product which will help the visually impaired people to use Yahoo! Mail service.

The company said Yahoo! Mail Classic, which has support for accessibility, will help the visually impaired users to use Yahoo! Mail with similar ease as other users. The Yahoo! Mail classic works on all standard screen reader software.

A screen reader software helps in identifying and interpreting what is being displayed on the screen and then represent this to the users with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a braille output.

A form of assistive technology, screen readers are usually beneficial for visually impaired or learning disabled people.

The Yahoo! India R&D team in Bangalore has played pivotal role to make the new Yahoo! Mail accessible to all. Yahoo! has a dedicated team of accessibility experts who ensure that Yahoo! products benefit all users with disabilities, the company said.


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