SEOUL, Korea, Nov 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver Inc. said on November 14 that it would open to public its lab for web accessibility within the company’s headquarters building. Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities.
The lab consists of four different spaces: for those visually impaired, for partial visually impaired, those with tremors, and motor or mobility impairment including muscle slowness and loss of fine muscle control.
Visitors can experience computer environment with no monitor and try to sign up for Naver’s discussion board with the sound from the headphone alone. They can also write a movie review after watching a trailer with the head pointer and pointing stick.
Han Jong-Ho, head of Naver’s Partner Center, said, “The notion of web accessibility is not so complicated and must be something anyone can understand and use easily. We thought everyone, not just those with disabilities, should know intimately about web accessibility. At the same time we will try to promote it and share the know-how with others.”
For years, Naver has been active in sharing know-how in web accessibility by holding public seminars for web developers, planners, and designers and publishing books. Earlier in November last year, the company sponsored the annual meeting of the Rehabilitation International. Last month, it also sponsored the Global IT Challenge, Asia’s largest IT competition for the handicapped, held in Thailand.