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Submitted by (@jonkuniholmncd)

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Alt text for images on social media

I frequently post images on various social media sites. I notice that several of my friends take the time to write text descriptions for each image for people who use screenreader software. I'm trying to be more mindful of that in my own online activities. Wouldn't it be great if there was a built-in prompt on Facebook or Twitter that allows you to write a brief description of the image every time you upload one? The ...more »

Submitted by (@moderatoralice)

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Video Captioning

Before a video can complete an upload to the site, the submitter should be prompted as to whether the video is captioned or not. If it isn't, it should be denied until it is.

 

If it is found that a submitter uploaded a non-captioned video, it will be removed upon complaint or confirmation by site moderator.

Submitted by (@rgmurbach)

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Audio Recording (AR)/Podcast

A submitter of AR or podcast will be prompted of said material is captioned or have written transcript available. If answer is no, upload will not be allowed.

 

If a non-accessible AR or podcast is uploaded and a site user complains or site moderator discovered the violation, material will be removed until it is accessible.

Submitted by (@rgmurbach)

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Low impact suggestions

Several of the suggestions that we have to assure accessibility effectively place the burden of creating transcripts or captions on content creators, preventing the distribution of the content without these features. While 100% effective if implemented, such measures would be a very hard sell to either industry or the consumers who (in social media) are creating the content, and are unlikely to be implemented. For this ...more »

Submitted by (@jonkuniholmncd)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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