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Social networking tools can be used to collaborate on academic projects, build a network of potential colleagues, or develop a successful marketing plan for a business. In this micro-presentation I ...

Social networking tools can be used to collaborate on academic projects, build a network of potential colleagues, or develop a successful marketing plan for a business. In this micro-presentation I gave at the Creating Futures Through Technology Conference in March 2010, I cover accessibility concerns and alternatives for the "Big Three" - Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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  • LinkTweetBook
    Social Networking & Accessibility
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    I thought they said this stuff would help me get connected…
  • Fall 2001: 2.9 million online enrollments
    82% undergraduate
    Fall 2008: 4.6 million online enrollments
    17% over Fall 2007
    No accessibility questions in later surveys
    Hard to determine status/number of students with disabilities in online courses due to lack of tracking and research
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Online Learning Growth
  • Section 508: An amendment to Rehabilitation Act of 1998
    Designed to eliminate barriers to effective use of technology
    Requires all federal government agency and vendor websites and technology tools to be accessible
    Debate continues whether applicable to higher ed. as recipients of Title IV funds
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Web Accessibility Basics
  • Median income in 2005
    Bachelor’s degree: $54,000
    Bachelor’s w/Disability: $47,000
    No college experience: $22,000
    Degree attainment in 2005
    People w/ Disabilities: 13%
    People w/out Disabilities: 30%
    Students w/ Disabilities remain a growing postsecondary population
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Does it matter?
  • Growing community of developers creating accessible clients if source codes are available
    Application Programming Interface (API) - the “helper” program needed to make software applications talk to one another the same way a user interface allows you to tell your computer what you want it to do
    An API in action…
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Social Media Accessibility Trend
  • Tweeps on Accessibility..
    © SAP 2009 / Page 6
  • Seek out accessible alternatives when incorporating social media in instruction and discussion
    This mini-presentation is on Slideshare: http:slideshare.net/DoktaDivah
    Questions? Email Lisa: L.Richardson@academic-tech.com
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Moving Forward
  • Yahoo Accessibility Labs (Tips, Resources, Tutorials)
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/uk/yahoo/accessibility/
    Screen Reader Video: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/514676/2686894
    WebAxe (Blog, Reviews, Podcasts)
    http://webaxe.blogspot.com/
    WebAIM (Resources, Blog, Reviews, Screen Reader Simulator)
    http://www.webaim.org/
    Twitter Accessibility Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/jared_w_smith/twitter-accessibility
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Resources
  • AccessibleTwitter
    http://www.accessibletwitter.com/
    Qwitter (Client for Blind Users)
    http://qwitter-client.net/
    Facebook HTML Only Site
    http://m.facebook.com
    World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: http://www.w3.org/standards/techs/wcag#w3c_all
    Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) (Webinars and Tutorials)
    http://easi.cc/
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Resources, continued
  • Accessify Forum
    http://www.accessifyforum.com/
    Social Media: http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=14267
    Practical eCommerce (Accessibility Article)
    http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/1581-Accessibility-and-Social-Media
    Accessible Web Developers (FB Group)
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7010678585&v=info
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    Still More Resources
  • http://www.sapweb20.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools/
    Last edit: 3/4/2010
    © 2010 Academic & Technology Solutions, LLC
    PowerPoint/Twitter Tools (SAP)