Join The Conversation

Thank you for visiting the NCD-ODEP Online Dialogue: Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion in Social Media - The Tech Perspective

This Online Event is Now Closed for Participation

The report NCD-ODEP National Online Dialogue: Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion in Social Media - The Tech Perspective: Participation Metrics summarizes the dialogue’s results and includes the top ideas submitted by participants, determined by the number of votes. To view the report, click on this link: View File.

From our first dialogue, Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion in Social Media - The User Experience, we received a number of ideas from users on how social media accessibility and usability could be improved. Examples of some of these ideas include:

We are excited to work together to improve social media accessibility. Please take the time to share your thoughts and submit your ideas. Don't forget to vote and comment on ideas contributed by others. As you contribute to this dialogue, please consider the following questions:

  • Question 1:
    How should social media companies go about integrating these ideas (and ones like them) into the design and development of social media online tools and apps?
  • Question 2:
    What are the most effective ways the social media industry could engage with the disability community for user feedback and ideas? Please share any best practices.

For further instructions on how to participate in this dialogue, visit How to Get Started.

To learn more about why this dialogue is taking place and, why you should participate, visit Learn More about This Dialogue.

To view the top ideas submitted in our first dialogue, view The Results from Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion in Social Media - The User Experience.

Campaign: Deployment

Social Media

Not all websites in Social Media are created equal. I think a basic guidelines should be posted in all sites. 1. Facebook is one my least favorite sites because it is least secure. Facebook has nasty tendency of selling data. See those annoying ads on the side they are specifically targeting you based upon past buying habits. A. Facebook all that private information on this site is public and shared not by the ...more »

Submitted by


1 vote
2 up votes
1 down votes

Campaign: Deployment

Universal Guidelines for all the States

My main problem is not all states have the same standards for access to technologies and services. This affects getting to and from places such as work and school. If you want doctors appointments. In Autism there are discussions of expanding Medicaid role in services provided. EXCEPT in some states like Texas they decided not to expand Medicaid in direct protest to Obama Affordable Care Act. Which makes the waiting ...more »

Submitted by


4 votes
4 up votes
0 down votes

Campaign: Development & Testing

Web accessibility is the new usability

This is an excerpt of a recent article featuring an interview w/ web accessibility evangelist Lucy Greco and Ted Gies of Elsevier publishing. "Enhancing accessibility is just good usability...Most of the things that make your site accessible are quick and easy additions that don't require a lot of programming, and you get a lot of bang for your buck — a big ROI." ...more »

Submitted by


6 votes
6 up votes
0 down votes

Campaign: Planning & Design

Human oversight for video closed-captioning

I recently attempted to follow an online video via automatically generated "Closed Captioning." It was utter gibberish. Auto-caption is so vastly a joke that "youtube auto caption fail" is a drop-down search suggestion. I recommend that any site (like YouTube) that imposes "auto-captioning" make it easy for content producers to edit/correct the transcript. The site should alert the content producer to the importance ...more »

Submitted by


11 votes
11 up votes
0 down votes

Displaying 1 - 5 of 13 Ideas