author: Frederic Burgard


Accessibility-Testing in webmate

The internet is arguably one, if not the most, influential technology of the 20th century. Its influence on human society is growing fast. Not only has it changed the way we interact, talk, shop or access information, it also enables us to overcome our physical disabilities. When two people interact online, they do not know anything about the physical appearance of the other person, whether they are poor, rich, disabled or healthy. One could talk for hours with a stranger online without ever noticing that they are blind. Thus, in theory, the internet could act as an equalizer by overcoming social gaps and integrating people who could not join the dialog in an equal way before.