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Re: Question regarding accessible badges or widgets forFacebook and Twitter


From: Randall Pope
Date: Feb 19, 2009 9:50AM

I also would like some tips and suggestions in building accessible widget
for Facebook and others. Surprisely, we have a good number of deaf-blind
using Facebook. Many thanks.

With Warm Regards,
Randall "Randy" Pope
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
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Subject: [WebAIM] Question regarding accessible badges or widgets
forFacebook and Twitter

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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