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Re: Facebook accessibility


From: D. Hubbard
Date: Oct 30, 2012 2:22PM

I rarely post on this list but do read posts. Because I am one who is
blind, I'd like to know what sort of things need to happen to make FB or
anything more accessible for people with other challenges. This is a
sincere quesytion and yes I plead ignorance.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Facebook accessibility

> 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."
>> 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
>> Sb
>> 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
>> http://www.mass.gov/itd
>> >> >> >>
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