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.
- 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.
Try Accessible Twitter at http://www.accessibletwitter.com