Accessible Twitter

Using Twitter as part of your business and need it to be accessible?  The folks at Accessible Twitter have created an accessible client.  Features include:

  • All links are keyboard accessible.
  • DM, Favorite, Reply, Re-tweet, and Delete links are all visible by default.
  • Simple, consistent layout and navigation (and signed-in username always displayed).
  • Headings and page titles are implemented for optimal accessibility. This includes an H3 heading (for author screen name) added to tweets to assist with screen reader users.
  • Works great with or without JavaScript.
  • Ajax actions are concluded with an alert that notifies the user of the result of the action.
  • Large default text size and high color contrast.
  • Text resizes many levels without breaking.
  • Looks great in all screen resolutions from 800-pixel width 1600 and higher.
  • When entering tweets, audio cues indicate when the character limit is almost reached (in additon to character counter).
  • Forms and data tables are marked up for optimal accessibility.
  • Code is semantic, light, and adheres to best practices in Web Standards.
  • If a tweet is in response to another (and marked as such in the data), a clearer link is provided to the that tweet (not hidden). There’s also a more obvious link to the “permanent page” for the tweet.
  • A clearer link is provided for the “permanent” link for a tweet; the page containing only a single tweet.
  • Definitions of abbreviations are provided to certain acronyms in tweets such as IMHO (in my humble opinion).
  • Tested on all major browsers: IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome.

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