It’s one thing to summarize screen reader technology in a few sentences. It’s entirely more meaningful to watch one in action.
Victor Tsaran, an accessibility engineer at Yahoo, talks about and demonstrates how a blind user navigates their computer via a screen reader. It’s a revealing look into an experience of which most of us fully-sighted people have no frame of reference.
Of course, it should be noted that there is no captioning or text version of this video, for those with hearing disabilities.