Breakout 1C

Robert Beach standing outside in a garden

9:00 am - 9:50 am Central Time

Navigating the Web Using a Screen Reader

Presented by Robert Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist at Kansas City Kansas Community College

This session will demonstrate the techniques a visually impaired internet surfer can use to navigate webpages. Tips regarding accessible web design will be given. The presenter will share resources for various web accessibility tools and will demonstrate how screen readers have built-in tools to assist with webpage navigation. He will discuss some of the more common problems visually impaired individuals who depend on auditory and keyboard access face on the internet. He will also share how many of these can be easily fixed.

Robert has been the Assistive Technology Specialist at KCKCC since January 1994. He is a member of AHEAD and serves as the president of KAN-AHEAD. He is a member of ATHEN (Access Technologists Higher Education Network) and has served on the ATHEN executive board. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Assistive Technology for Kansans Project.


Robert has presented at several conferences including KAN-AHEAD/Regional AHEAD, National AHEAD, Accessing Higher Ground and others. In addition, he has given many presentations for various organizations on the topics of assistive technology, accessible documents, and disabilities in higher education.

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