WebVisum.com – crowdsourcing accessibility

Monday, July 14th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

It is quite interesting to see that several products right now try to crowdsource accessibility. IBM released their social accessibility project and another project caused quite a stir in the accessibility world: WebVisum.com.

The latter is a Firefox3 extension that ties in with Screen Readers to allow users to enhance pages they have problems with by adding the correct meta data while surfing the page. The more controversial feature of WebVisum though is that they also provide a CAPTCHA recognition service in the tool.

I’ve caught up with Marc Dohnal from WebVisum and asked him a few questions about the product:

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