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Lights Off! Experience how Blind Users navigate the Web

What does it feel like to be blind? How can you navigate a website and read the content? My demo page “Come to the Dark Side” allows you to turn everything black and experience the website as a blind user would.

Closeup of a person's eye Photo: © Victor Freitas / pexels.com

2.2 billion people have a vision impairment

According to the “World report on vision 2019”, about 2.2 billion people around the world are blind or visually impaired. Many of them use a screen reader to navigate the web.

As a person that can see, it can be hard to truly understand what that means: No visual input, relying only on the auditory feedback a screen reader provides.

Because I'm a curious person, I put together a demo page that allows you to experience what it feels like to be a blind web user. My goal is to help people get a better understanding of how important accessible web content is for blind users.

Come to the Dark Side

I've included my demo page below. Simply activate your screen reader and turn everything black via the "Go Dark" button in the header.

I look forward to your feedback! Just hit me up on Twitter.

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