Facebook makes a pledge to become accessible

fbaccess1This has been a hot topic at a number of web accessibility seminars I’ve been to of late, and now it’s great to hear that Facebook is taking steps to make its site accessible to visually impared users as reported here by Tech Crunch.

Other social network sites have already been adapted by users to increase the accessibility of their content, such as Easy YouTube, developed by Chris Heilmann – an accessible web developer off the back of Antonia Hyde’s presentation at the Accessibility2.0 conference in 2008 (full details and a host of presentations here).

Plus, with just a bit of quick digging around I’ve found this article from last year from Bigmouthmedia about The benefits of accessible YouTube videos.

Please do comment or email me at emma@audienceslondon.org if you know of any more.

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