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From: Bourne, Sarah (ITD)
Date: Oct 30, 2012 9:13AM

While I was on Twitter yesterday (OK, I was obsessively following storm reports. I'm better now.) James Teh, screen reader user and so-lead developer of NVDA, sent out a tweet that took me completely by surprise: "Oh wow! The main Facebook site became accessible! I am quite impressed."

Wow, indeed. A few friends have confirmed that Facebook has made significant improvements. There are still some snags here and there, but apparently more annoyances than barriers. Another friend mentioned that he has found the (new-ish) accessibility team to be very responsive to problem reports.

You can report issues specific to accessibility and assistive technology at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id9372943117927


Sarah E. Bourne
Director of Assistive Technology &
Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist
Information Technology Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108