In the future, we’ll increasingly prefer to read the web on screen using screen readers: Google Reader, WebPinner, and other popular browsers. This is primarily due to the large number of mobile users, which represent 65% of the global population by 2022. According to the World Economic Forum, there will be over 2.1 billion mobile phone subscriptions by 2019 and that’s only going to increase.
These trends will affect support for many technologies such as screen readers and text accessibility. By 2022, 80% of online users will be using one or more mobile devices. So the impact this can have on screen reader support will soon be evident.
While screen readers cannot solve all the problems of a screen reader support, they certainly can help. We hope these 14 trends will inspire everyone to take a look at what we stand for. These trends are not just limited to developers and companies. The impact this can have on screen readers may be evident by 2021 and more developers may feel a need to look into the future, too.
There will be some real change in screen reader support. These “trends” in support will soon impact real users.
These trends are really, really going to impact everyone. We’ve got exciting things planned and we are working feverishly within our field of vision. We are working on a lot of really cutting-edge technology. One of these developments we are really excited about is a new technology that we plan on bringing to a wide variety of products. A feature that we plan on bringing to a wide variety of products in the near future.
Weve been working on making screen readers a feature in nearly all our products and we expect to see that feature in other products soon as well. In addition to screen-readers, we also plan on bringing a new technology to a wide variety of products in a future release. This really exciting new technology is a kind of a voice assist system that can greatly improve the accessibility of text and audio for screen readers.
Voice Assist System (VAS) is a natural evolution for screen readers. You can have an excellent experience with voice assist and then look for a screen reader that already has a voice assist feature. We offer VAS because we feel we just need it to better support people who are not computer trained. This way we can make screen readers easier to use for all screen readers. Voice Assist allows people to use text and audio more naturally without having to use extra keys to do it.