Voice enabled sites offer benefits for everyone
Websites that offer content delivered via an audio channel could reap benefits beyond those associated with increased accessibility for the visually impaired, it has been claimed.
While voice-enabled sites can do much to ensure compliance with accessibility guidelines, they can also reach sectors of society other than the disabled.
He gave the examples of speech on websites potentially offering a more attractive way of taking in internet content for those with dyslexia, users for whom English is a second language and people with learning difficulties.
More generally, voice-enabled pages can also appeal to those who simply prefer to listen rather than read.