Project Description: Blind and visually impaired people still have very limited access to the Internet, even if technologies like Screen Readers, which translate Websites to Braille and read them aloud, become common place. But such technologies do only work for accessible websites. The foundation “Access for all” promotes free technologies for people with special needs in Switzerland. Unfortunately most websites are not tested for accessibility. There must be a sustained effort in the private and public sector in order to grant people with special needs access to information wherever they want.
BKS was developed according to the Access for All (AA+) guidelines and will help to make the Internet more accessible. For example BKS helps to annotate pictures with a meaningful description, which can easily be accessed. Screenreaders use the html-