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Rachael invited the couple on the show, where Hunter was given the life-changing e Sight headset.Get your tissues and watch below to see him see Brittney for the first time!When a site is not coded properly, text-to-speech screen readers can end up in mind-numbing link loops and repetitive behaviour because they read the code as it's written, Spencer explained. But the critical piece is, can it be easily understood by the end user?" At its most basic, accessibility involves tagging a site behind the scenes in order to help the visually impaired wade through the clutter.When one also considers that one in 11 Canadians over 65, and more than one in eight over 75, experience severe vision loss that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, the problem of accessibility will only escalate.With this in mind, legislation is pending that will force website operators to make things more accessible for the visually impaired.
"If I had to pick the biggest problem online, that's it," said Debbie Gillespie, an accessibility consultant with CNIB in Toronto."Booking tickets, shopping of any kind — checkouts can take 20 to 25 minutes, whereas a sighted person can do it in five," Chamberlain, chief executive of Frontier Computing in Toronto, a developer of assistive technology for the vision-impaired."That is, if we can get through it all without giving up." And then there are the CAPTCHAs — those cryptic letters and symbols that users have to enter to complete a purchase.Watch below to see the proposal, but we warn you, you will be shedding lots of happy tears!"I have lived a very complex existence," says Valentina Gal, a novel writer and consultant based in Toronto who says technology is a double-edged sword. On the other, even the simplest of Google searches can turn into an hours-long marathon surfing session. And like many visually impaired people, she finds that functioning in the online world is not easy.