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Read Easier Online: Eye-care For Busy People

Whether you think, you know, or you don’t mind that you’re spending too much time on the internet, don’t forget to take care of your eyesight.

It isn’t just reading that we’re talking about here. In the normal course of being online you can expect to browse and read for information, and then there’s also responding to things like posts, emails, and IM’s. And for business,  there’s also writing reports and things like preparing presentations, verifying information and the like.

Viewing, reading, and writing — whatever you do with all the time you spend online, you’ve probably experienced the following symptoms from over-use.

  • Dry, ”sandy’ feeling eyes.
  • Blurred or double vision.
  • Difficulty focusing.
  • Eye irritation and redness.
  • Headaches (Throw in neck and/or back-pain)

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Information: Computer Vision Syndrome (American Optometric Association)

This article will  show you what you can do to create a better, healthier reading experiences online under the headings of  brightness, formatting and content length. Included are certain browser plug-ins and programs — so play it safe and  back up your profile in your browser of choice before making any changes. Continue reading Read Easier Online: Eye-care For Busy People

Website Accessibility and Design: Acronyms Galore

The internet is arguably the most powerful force for change today, an incredible channel for communicating and transmitting ideas world-wide and instantly. One aspect of the truly incredible gifts that the Net and current technological breakthroughs has given us is the gateway it opens for people who otherwise have difficulty moving around in the regular world, due to disabilities they have.

For example, by the very nature of the manufacturing process, Braille books are painfully expensive, and hard to get for everyone who needs them. With specialized equipment though, a blind person can access the internet and a whole world beyond the one his blindness has previously limited him to. People with restricted physical mobility can use the internet to ‘see’ the world. Continue reading Website Accessibility and Design: Acronyms Galore