Today we will do a very basic overview of web accessibility and some demonstrations using JAWS, one of the most commonly used screen readers. We'll cover the following topics:

  • Videos
  • Headings
  • Links
  • Images
  • Tables
A screen reader is a text-to-speech technology that reads the text on a web page aloud and provides keyboard options for page navigation. Screen readers are designed to recognize key HTML elements, such as headings, links, lists, tables, image alt text, math code, and most punctuation, which is why formatting those elements correctly is so important—those elements are what enable screen reader users to make sense of a page.

Source: World Campus ACC 101: Accessible Course Creation