Online retailer, eBay, is making Internet shoping easier for the visually impaired.
Ebay has partnered with the National Federation for the Blind to improve online shopping.
Software that converts text into speech make the Internet more accessible to the visually impaired.
Amazon and iTunes also offer screen readers.
EBay has become the latest multinational online retailer to offer improved services to its visually impaired customers.
The American branch of the online auction site eBay announced on September 15 a partnership with the National Federation for the Blind. The partnership is designed to provide visually impaired Americans with the opportunity to buy and sell items on eBay and to build entrepreneurial businesses using the auction site.
In order to make the site more 'user friendly' for the visually impaired, eBay has developed enhanced search, browse, buy, bid and sell features which can be operated with the keyboard alone as well as assisting technologies like screen access software -- which can detect what is displayed on the screen and convert it into speech. One type of screen access software is the Thunder screen reader which can be downloaded at http://www.screenreader.net.