On March 29, 2016, Twitter announced that description of images is now available when tweeting photos. This helps first and foremost the blind and visually impaired who cannot see images, but may also help people with certain cognitive disabilities who cannot interpret photos, but can make use of descriptions. Here’s how describing your tweeted images […]Read More How to: Add image descriptions to pictures you tweet
This post originally was written in December 2011 and had a slightly different title. Fortunately, the landscape has changed dramatically since then, so it is finally time to update it with more up to date information. Social networks are part of many people’s lives nowadays. In fact if you’re reading this, chances are pretty high […]Read More Social networks and accessibility: A not so sad picture
After my recent post about WAI-ARIA, which was mostly geared towards web developers, I was approached by more than one person on Twitter and elsewhere suggesting I’d do a blog post on what it means for screen reader users. Well, I’ve got news for all my blind and visually impaired readers: You’re not getting one […]Read More WAI-ARIA for screen reader users: An overview of things you can find in some mainstream web apps today
Ever since I joined Twitter in March of 2008, at my first CSUN under the Mozilla banner, Twitter’s own web presence was always a bit, or even a lot, of a challenge to use for me as a screen reader user. While the initial version was still pretty straight-forward, as time went by and Twitter […]Read More Twitter now has a dedicated accessibility team
Today I decided that Twitter is indeed something I want to use more often in the future. As I was looking around AMO, I found the TwitterBar extension by Chris Finke. This thing is truly awesome, and it adds even more awesomeness to the AwesomeBar of Firefox 3! For mouse users, there is a little […]Read More Making the AwesomeBar even more awesome!