More Global Accessibility: WebbIE 3.6.10 Available – Language Versions Too

We’ve had a couple of articles written in Multilingual on the subject of internationalization and global accessibility requirements: The first by myself on the leverage points between accessibility enabling and internationalization, and the other by Libor Safar on what’s required and available worldwide for the user with visual impairment*.

Continuing the latter theme, I draw your attention to the new release of WebbIE – which is also available in French, Spanish, Estonian, Polish and Greek. WebbIE is a free browser for users who have visual impairments or are completely blind.  It’s a a free web browser, and pod-catcher, podcast downloader, accessible version of the BBC’s iPlayer (note that you need to be in the UK to get certain programs), Gutenberg Library, BBC’s Listen Again Player, Web Directory, accessible PDF reader, RSS reader, and a bunch more.

screenshot of WebbIE showing Blogos in text format

Check it out.

* However, JavaScript is not inaccessible. This myth is shattered by this book; a resource I encourage all interested parties to read.

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.


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