Welcome to Accessibility Central
The aim of this
website is to bring together a variety of eyesight related
subjects - into one central area. Whether you are a shop owner
wanting to find out how to best serve vision impaired customers,
or a newly blind member looking for tips and tricks to assist in
everyday life, this site aims to hopefully have something for
everyone. Some links within my website are internal, while
others are New Zealand based or international. Please use your
Look for my updated pages and contact email address at the end
of the following table.
The importance of using alt text
and labelling items correctly (as per the TVNZ on demand
TVNZ on demand services used to work - up until
August 2019 - for a screen reader user on their device (example
on their computer, phone etcetera). You could go down the list
of shows and hear what each title was, select the one you
wanted, and play it. Currently you do not hear the list of
titles and are forced to click on each one in that section to
find the one you want. This issue has highlighted the importance
of labelling items and using alt text. The section where you
play the show is still accessible, just not the page before
where you choose your title. Below are two dropbox links so you
can hear what happens when this is not done correctly.
i hear on the tvnz on demand page with nvda.mp3
using tvnz on demand with
android phone .MP3
Update Jan 2021: Despite initial correspondence with TVNZ and
then following up with correspondence to the minister of
broadcasting, this issue currently remains unresolved. We look
forwards to them one day fixing this issue by labeling the
graphics that remain unlabelled in the TVNZ on demand section on the main
The importance of using alt
text and labelling items correctly (as per the TV3 Now on demand
website example) Can you hear the
difference/s between the two examples above - using a screen
reader on the TVNZ on demand website, and using the TVNZ app on
an Android phone? Consider...Do you hear the name of the shows
that you may wish to watch? Do you hear the names of the
sections and the shows listed underneath?
Now, listen to the 3NOW on
demand version (with the NVDA screen reader) and see if you
can hear the difference (where the shows are listed)!
Please note: Netflix, and Choice TV (NZ) sites can both be used
easily with a screen reader!
Translating this site into another
language (for people using screen readers)
To have this website translated into a language
other than English, please visit the google translate page at
the following link.
The From: language (that is English for this website) should be
selected by default and is a combo box;
the To: language (whichever language you would like to have the
page translated into) can be tabbed to.
After you have chosen your preferred language (using the combo
box), the next tab after that is the translation.
You should then see the webpage translated into the language
that you have chosen (for example Maori).
G Gibson New Zealand's first NVDA
certified expert 2017/2019
To find out who has been registered
worldwide as an NVDA certified expert, or to find out
more about becoming one yourself, please visit the
following link certification.nvaccess.org
Recently updated: Added the NVDA-addons.org
website to the NVDA addons page and the
NVDA screen reader related resources page.
Added the object enhancer addon to the
NVDA addons page, along with a dropbox
link to a folder with addons for NVDA
2021.1 Added youtube tutorials by Thee
Quinn to the NVDA screen reader related
resources page. Added resetting your
browser back to factory defaults to the
NVDA screen reader troubleshooting page.
Added changing your keyboard layout as
well as playing Windows sounds to the NVDA
tutorials for Windows 10 page. Added
information about controlling the NVDA
screen reader remotely via an Android
smart phone app; as well as information on
an NVDA remote for iOS to the NVDA screen
reader related resources page. Added
a section called Obtaining older copies of the NVDA
screen reader to the NVDA tutorials page; Added a
guide called Adapting your home if you are visually
impaired or blind to the blindness related resources
page. Added information about talking-computers.org.uk
to the NVDA tutorials for other programs page. Added a
link to tutorials by Joslee - (Joseph Lee) to the NVDA
related resources page.
Added a new page Added a new page called
Connecting a braille display to NVDA off
the NVDA tutorials page.
The free screen reader,
NVDA 2021.2 has just been released. It can be found at http://www.nvaccess.org/
Site last updated: 20th of