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Evaluating Twitter Feed


From: Kathryn.Frederick@ood.ohio.gov
Date: Sep 23, 2020 11:45AM

Good Afternoon,

I've been asked if a webpage that features embedded Twitter content is accessible. The content above the heading level 1, prior to the tweets, states something like "Twitter ads and privacy info." So, I'm led to believe this is a native Twitter embed on this page. Can anyone speak to the accessibility, or lack thereof, of this interface? I, as a screen reader user, I can navigate through and past the content, but am trying to find more technical specifications for this situation. When you evaluate the implementation of Twitter/external content, what are you looking for?

In this parcitular instance, the pluses of this Twitter feed are:

* The feed does not auto-refresh; there is a button at the bottom that says "load more tweets."
* Some tweets have headings, but most do not (this isn't consistent)
* A negative is there is no "skip navigation (or other applicable link)". So, an individual either has to tab through all the tweets, or can navigate by headings to read the rest of the page's content.
* Should there not be, at minimum, a "skip tweets," link?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.


Katie Frederick, Program Administrator