I have used the Webbie application personally for over 3 years now and
for the last 18 months have installed and trained a number of blind and
visually impaired people in their use. The programs are simple, robust
and a breeaze for even the most novice computer user. It is so great to
return back to a person's house a week or two after installing and
hearing about all the wonderful programs they have been listening to on
the BBC. It really ignites the elderly and is such a gentle introduction
to the "internet" that once hooked they begin to grow and learn again
despite their failing eyesight. Thanks Alisdair and the Webbie team,
Darryl Sherwood, Adaptive Communications Instructor, Royal New Zealand
Foundation of the Blind.
The internet can be an unfriendly place for those with limited vision.
I applaud the achievements of Alasdair King and WebbIE. Particularly
helpful is the way that 'visual clutter' is filtered out and replaced by
simple text links.
Russell Price, IT Instructor, St Dunstans - an Independent future for
ex-Service men and women
"extremely user friendly and convenient"
Mike Worsley, screenreader user, UK.
"WebbIE ia a wonderful resource for the blind pupil I support. It's simple controls and the fact that you can toggle between web page and text only has helped him use the internet alongside his sighted peers."
Stuart Bromley, Milton-Keynes Council