Mobile web access tackled

University of Manchester scientists are seeking to make the web more accessible from mobile devices.

University of Manchester scientists are seeking to make the web more accessible from mobile devices.

In a three-year project, they aim to draw on the experience of visually impaired people and technology such as screen readers to simplify website content so that it can be read more easily on mobiles.

The project aims to produce a validation engine that can screen websites to ensure they are accessible and compatible with mobile use. This will work with software designed to strip away the clutter from web pages and put them into a mobile-friendly format.

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