As new technologies emerge, what happens to old standards? That’s an issue that Greg Kraus of North Carolina State University attempts to address when he writes about “Screen Readers at a Crossroads.”
At Google’s recent developer conference, they demonstrated their solution to implementing Web accessibility within the Chrome browser. ChromeVox Screen Reader and ChromeVox API provide a different approach than standard screen readers. Kraus gives details on the benefits of the Google solution as well as potential problems when multiple standards and tools compete on browsers.