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Question regarding accessible badges or widgets for Facebook and Twitter


From: Debra Cerda
Date: Feb 19, 2009 9:15AM

Several of our agency staff are volunteering their time with the 2009 Accessible Internet Rally (AIR) Interactive. Our team ("Ctrl Alt Delete or C.A.D.") is working with a wonderful local non-profit Anthropos Arts to improve the usability and accessibility of their web site. We've identified the goals of their web site are simply awareness, advocacy, and support. The objective of their web site is to share information about their organization and its programs with the community, and get people excited enough about their work support through donations. The challenge is that currently it's the executive director and founder who are the primary workhorses within this organization. We are encouraging them to use social media strategies to help them meet these goals.

It would be greatly appreciated if we could get some input and recommendations from members of the accessibility community on Facebook widgets, Twitter badges (follow me on...), and ease/difficulty of Paypal donate button, regarding their placement on a web page. Please email me directly at dcerda I am aware of the inherent accessibility issues with Facebook and Twitter themselves, especially after reading posts on these topics on Knowbility blogs at http://universallydesigned.net/

Anthropos Arts http://www.anthropos.org provides opportunities for educational, social, and personal growth to East Austin's under-served middle and high school students through free music education programs taught by professional musician-mentors from diverse genres.

Thank you for your time and support!


Debra Cerda
Drinking Water Quality
Public Drinking Water Section
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

(512) 239-6045

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