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Accessibility is not just for people with Disabilities

Make close captions or real live captions standard features on image content that utilize sound/voice. This standard aids in reading comprehension, ESL instruction, help folks recognize if their sound preseption and interpretation is changing. Because accessibility is not just good practices for folks with disabilities.

Submitted by (@hector.m.ramirez)

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Built-in Voice-control Features on Internet Browsers

Much of my employment responsibilities are related to use of social media, as I coordinate and manage content for multiple companies. I am able to type quickly and move a mouse, but I often find my wrists in pain at the end of the day because my work exacerbates my carpal tunnel syndrome (which initially stemmed from use of my hands to transfer and push my wheelchair). While I know dictation software is available, it ...more »

Submitted by (@emilyladau)

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Increase Accessbility Awareness/Training

Social media sites at their core do not follow universal design practices or follow web accessibility standards in building their user interfaces. Facebook recently at the CSUN conference discovered that the folks who create and maintain their user interfaces lacked accessibility awareness and/or training. The complexity of different platforms, different API's, etc. added to the list of issues. http://alastairc.ac/2014/03/csun-scalling-accessibility-facebook/ ...more »

Submitted by (@lalle916)

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Better blocking

Blocking people on social media is important, and for those who the people are a trigger for, its especially important. However, there's a variety of issues that I've seen popup. -You can see the number of comments that have been made, meaning you still know they have participated in the conversation. When you are talking about someone who is a trigger, even that knowledge can be too much. -Being able to see the comments ...more »

Submitted by (@tuttle)

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Display Options

I wonder if it would be too hard to ask social media sites to give users a few different display options. One problem I often have with sites like Facebook is the fact that information can be placed in various blocks anywhere on the page. I navigate using a magnifier most of the time, and it's easy not to be able to find things. Picture icons are also a huge headache. It would be great if we could choose for those icons ...more »

Submitted by (@vicky.vs.chen)

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Outdated sites

At least for governmental sites, there should be a required updating schedule - or the sites should be taken down. Too many times I've gone to a government site that has had dead links or old information.

Submitted by (@teigan.hockman)

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Autoplay

Autoplay should be discontinued across the board. I have an adblocker, but if I'm on a different computer there are always ads that flash and scream at me. Facebook now autoplays videos as do other websites. There is no reason for anything to autoplay (gifs, videos, or music). It's intrusive and triggering.

Submitted by (@teigan.hockman)

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Ability to choose colors and font sizes

Without needing to go and override things like the entire webbrowser, the ability to choose what color a site is (background and text color), and what font size the text is at, would really aid in viewing the site. Social media sites are ones you're more likely to view on public computers, so they're more likely to be ones this is a bigger deal for. Font size and color both can really determine whether or not someone ...more »

Submitted by (@tuttle)

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Other types of accessibility

Most discussions of this type focus on visual disability, and the solutions that it requires: captioning and transcription. What other types of barriers to participating in social media have you encountered? What solutions have you come up with on your own?

Submitted by (@jonkuniholmncd)

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Using Lists

At times if you follow a lot of people reading the feed on twitter can be overwhelming. Using lists is a great way to filter to find information about a specific topic. Similarly, I use a third party app, like TweetDeck, to filter even further if I am watching for information about a specific event such as a conference. You can track all postings related to a specific #hashtag.

Submitted by (@jennie.delisi)

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Warning before UI changes

Social media sites frequently go through User Interface changes as what they want to offer changes. Unfortunately for those of us with cognitive disabilities, or those with disabilities which affect how someone navigating a site, changes to the UI, especially sudden, can be a challenge. Warning that a UI change is going to occur, providing an idea of how the change is going to look, such as providing an optional version ...more »

Submitted by (@tuttle)

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Insurance will buy a smart phone as a talker but no phone useage

Smart phones may be the talkers of the future but I keep running across the same problem. Insurance will pay for a smart phone to be used as a talker--but they will not allow that phone to be hooked up as a telephone. The parents must buy a second phone to be used as a telephone. This means a student with limited abilities must be taught to use two pieces of equipment. This is a silly burden to the student (who has ...more »

Submitted by (@bbigham)

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