Posted on 4th January 2019

We’re adding voice navigation to our web design service

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Accessing information on the web is about to become much more voice-oriented. With so many people now owning smart speakers such as Google Home, and most people carrying around a smartphone capable of voice queries, navigating the internet with text and buttons is starting to feel old!

With this in mind, we’re proud to announce that we’re introducing voice navigation to our charity web design service.

Why use voice navigation?

Speaking to a computer might feel unsettling at first but the market for “voice-first” devices is rapidly growing. Voice-first devices are products whose primary input method is voice.

Because of this, the expectation to be able to locate information without having to use a keyboard and mouse is likely to increase. We’re very keen to see where this technology takes us, and how it impacts the accessibility of information, particularly for those people with additional needs (motor problems, vision impairment or learning difficulties, for example).

Voice navigation example

In the video below we demonstrate the basic use of voice navigation on our website, giving an example of how top-level pages can be loaded and how search queries can be performed.

Your website will likely have different voice navigation requirements, so do get in touch with us to find out how we can help.