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Non-image PDFs as Advertising for Jobs

Often times, applications or job advertisements which are used to publicize a position on social media web sites are image-based portable document files (PDFs). For those individuals who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled, these files are nearly impossible to read. This group of people uses screen reading software to access information no the computer screen. This technology, though advanced, is not capable ...more »

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If you didn't know how to use a computer, what would you do?

People and especially people who are undeserved in this area (people with disabilities) need the opportunity to learn and get training about various technologies. Recently I heard from over a hundred people with disabilities many of whom communicated that they don't know how to use a computer. Think about if you didn't know how (but wanted to learn) to use a computer (let alone social media tools). How frustrated ...more »

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Increasing opportunities for technology inclusion

People with disabilities are sometimes overlooked when it comes to equal opportunities to teach and expose them to the "latest" communication technologies, software, apps, social media, etc. Income disparities between people with disabilities and those without make it harder for people with disabilities to access and engage these. Social media companies should know that if they promote initiatives to make training and ...more »

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Private vs. Public

Private and more secure sites on the web vs. Public and less secure sites on the web is the real issue. People with disabilities embraced online communication before social media sites came into the picture. Many PWDs continue to stay strong with those communities and do not feel social media sites have embraced the PWD online social scene. Studies have demonstrated that PWDs are more online than the general public ...more »

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Stop the Spam

My recent experience with a new mail account was amazing. Even after a month it remains amazing because there is no social media account linked to the email. I do not get the constant barrage of emails sent by the social media provider or it's advertisers. I just receive the email from family and friends. I find using email forwarding soon corrupts email accounts with social media provider spam. Need the ability to ...more »

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Clutter and Flash Control

Clutter on webpages actually cause simple tasks to become more complicated or lost and not completed. The flashing, winking and other active content of ads, etc. is to some annoying and others a trigger for adverse symptoms.

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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.

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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 »

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Social Media Job Recruitment

If a company wants to recruit job candidates via social media, it will only be able to reach those individuals who can receive and interpret the content being shared. Complex processes, marketing and/or public relations material included on job postings creates job postings that are difficult to understand how to apply, to cluttered to navigate and/or unreadable. I find government job postings to be complex because ...more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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