[Athen] Facebook accessibility

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Tue Jan 24 12:02:58 PST 2017

As a screen reader user, I find the mobile app to be more accessible than the website. Also, the mobile site is supposedly more accessible than the main page.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Kurkjian, Nazely
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:49 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Facebook accessibility

Good afternoon,

As you know, campuses and systems use Facebook to share news, market events, reach out to prospective students, host student club pages, and so on. What are your experiences with Facebook's accessibility? If features are inaccessible, how do you address them?

We are exploring Facebook Workplace, which is primarily for campus employees, but the rep says the accessibility of Facebook Workplace is inherited from the consumer Facebook. From my basic testing with NVDA and VoiceOver, there are many issues...I don't have consumer Facebook so I can't test that but if the accessibility is inherited, it seems pretty inaccessible, at least for keyboard access. The product is free so how do you engage with vendors to improve accessibility of free products?

Thank you,


Nazely Kurkjian
Coordinator of Disability, Diversity, and Nontraditional Student Services
The State University of New York
State University Plaza - Albany, New York 12246
Tel: 518.445.4078 Fax: 518.320.1557
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