Most websites fail to consider the necessary accommodations for disabilities in their web design, making the internet unfairly difficult to navigate for disabled people. Static font sizes on web pages make it difficult to read the contents. Images without alt-text make the web a harder place to navigate with a screen reader. What are ways the web is made inaccessible to people with disabilities who need screen readers or have visual impairments? TiA aims to solve this issue.
What it does
TiA is a chrome extension that attempts to make the internet easier and safer to navigate for people with visual impairments.
- Change the Font Size for texts on a webpage.
- Check if images on a website have alt-text.
- Incorporate AI that can analyze the contents of the image and auto-generate alt-text.
- Place alt-text in the empty spaces for the images on the webpage.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of creating a product that may help make the internet more accessible, especially since it incorporates aspects that we've all never worked with. We learned how to work with chrome extensions and deep learning and it was a very exciting process.
What we learned
We learned a lot of new computer science concepts, along with the fact that we can work with extremely hard libraries and languages.
What's next for TiA: Text & Image Accessibility
We hope to be able to extend TiA to make websites even more accessible, like changing website text/background colors to make high contrast visibility. We also would like to have a greater connection between the different aspects of the project, like the deep learning model.