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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." http://www.elsevier.com/connect/why-web-accessibility-is-the-new-usability ...more »
Many people, both disabled and non-disabled, have specific needs and requirements when it comes to accessing the Internet. Some apps are created to serve very specific purposes for example. Rather than focusing on an 'universal design' ideal, is the idea of individual customizable accessibility more beneficial for users w/ disabilities?
Just came across this post from Facebook Accessibility. They have a new series called Making Facebook Accessible and they're open-sourcing their approach to accessibility: https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-accessibility/making-facebook-accessible-component-libraries/729955277048200 Is open-sourcing a solution to expanding accessibility to all forms of social media by sharing this information in the public? ...more »
Has anyone taken a look at the top 5 ideas generated by participants from our first dialogue by users w/ disabilities?
Are they useful or too basic and obvious to people in the social media industry? Sound off and let us know!
Welcome! Please feel free to share your ideas, solutions and thoughts about universal design. Things are evolving so fast. Any guidelines on accessibility in social media are sure to become outmoded as things change. It may make more sense to see UD as a goal and ideal vs actual standards and requirements. What's challenging about universal design as a philosophy/guidepost is that everyone has very interpretations ...more »