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Internet @ Schools Pioneers Accessibility Features

Posted Aug 16, 2005
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The official site of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling ( is now accessible to disabled, deaf, and visually impaired Internet users.

The site's new accessibility features are offered through an Accessibility Menu. These features include the ability to enlarge text in certain areas of the screen, pause movement, and turn off background sounds.

All of the content can be enlarged for visually impaired users. A built-in sound glossary allows users to look up the meaning of important sound clues on the site; a caption feature allows users to read the contextual content of sounds.

The site is keyboard navigable; a mouse is not needed for access.

The Rowling Web site pioneers new Macromedia Flash technology. Lightmaker, the site designer, has worked closely on this project with RNIB and Macromedia.

Macromedia, 800/470-7211 or

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