ACCESS-IT@Web 2.0 - Accessible Twitter

Presented by Meera Tank, London, 23 September 2009.


Accessible Twitter provides a web-accessible and standards-compliant version of the Twitter web site, a very popular micro-blogging web service.

Issues with

Keyboard Accessible

Use of Headings

Poor use of headings

Ideal use of headings

JavaScript requires JavaScript.
Without it, the user is:

Accessible Twitter is fully functional without JavaScript.

Other issues with that Accessible Twitter addresses

Other Benefits

Where it is currently offered

Accessible Twitter is free to use.

Quotes from Users

"Wow! You have really made my day, and I am smiling once again. I am so excited that I found your Accessible Twitter. Now I feel that I can be in the cutting edge of everything that is happening in the Twitter Universe." - Jacqueline

"You can easily navigate by several methods; skip links, form fields, headings. Very effective with a screen reader."

"really easy with a Braille Display to use"

"From now on my default web interface for Twitter! Keyboard accessible == touch accessible!"

"…seems to work nicely in Lynx. Main Twitter won't let me login and mobile site won't show followers."

"Liking it more than! Cleaner, easier, fun!"

"Love this! So clear & Easy #dyslexia"

"Good to see somebody doing Twitter’s job for them..." –Paul Boag

Read more:

Promote Web Accessibility for Twitter

Use Accessible Twitter

Will be listed under "source" of status/tweet

Discuss Accessible Twitter

Benefits, drawbacks, other applications

Donate to Accessible Twitter

Via PayPal

Future Enhancements

Many enhancements and features are planned including:

Attend the Session

"Twitter & Web Accessibility" presented by Dennis Lembree.

12th Annual Accessing Higher Ground near Denver, Colorado.

"Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference"

10-14 Nov 2009 (Tue-Sat).

Session is scheduled at 9:15am Thu, 12 Nov.

Web Accessibility Podcast & Blog

The author of Accessible Twitter is also the founder of Web Axe, a podcast and blog focused on web accessibility.

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