[Athen] looking for info on social networks and accessibility

Mary Stores mstores at indiana.edu
Fri May 29 08:13:54 PDT 2009

I've had great luck with the mobile version of facebook. Granted, you
can't throw a shoe at someone or give people flowers. But you can check
e-mail, post and read statuses, read your notifications, write on
peoples' wallls, read notes people post, check out youtube videos
people post, read messages posted to groups, and maybe a few more
things. I find the normal facebook site very busy.

I can't answer to the rest of the social networking sites.


Quoting Prof Norm Coombs <norm.coombs at gmail.com>:

> Hi Athen folk


> I am guessing that this list is probably the best place to look for

> people who know what I'd like to know.


> I frankly have little interest in social networks for myself, but

> they have become so popular as to be worth my learning about them.

> Also I think they could make a good topic for EASI Webinars. So,

> what I am really looking for is someone to help EASI put on a live

> Webinar discussing them and their accessibility problems or solutions.


> I am thinking of face book, twitter and my space. . . .


> How accessible is each for:

> 1 a screen reader user

> 2 a screen magnification user

> 3 people with various cognitive and learning disabilities?


> I assume they work ok for people who are deaf.


> If anyone is willing to help with a Webinar or knows someone else to

> recommend, please email me directly at

> Norm norm.coombs at gmail.com




> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


> Norman Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com

> CEO EASI Equal Access to Software and Information

> phone (949) 855-4852 (NOTE pacific time zone)


> http://easi.cc/scholarship.htm



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