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From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: Oct 30, 2012 1:02PM


Accessible to who (whom?)? Is it for the real-life diversity of disabilities, functional limitations and assistive technologies? Or, just to screen readers and persons with sight impairments, which is the usual reality for most "accessibility" efforts?
From: Len Burns [ <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 01:40 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Facebook accessibility

I applaud the direction, and deeply hope that it becomes their standard
practice. Historically it has been three steps forward and two back
with FB. For now I will hold to the belief that this time will be
different.

-Len

On 10/30/2012 8:13 AM, Bourne, Sarah (ITD) wrote:
> 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."
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> 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.
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> You can report issues specific to accessibility and assistive technology at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id9372943117927
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> Sb
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> 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
> 617-626-4502
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