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  • Easter Seals Crossroads http://www.eastersealstech.com/Events.aspx?eventId=59 http://www.slideshare.net/webaxe/twitter-and-web-accessibility-indata
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  • Accessible Twitter Update March 17, 2011 CSUN Tweetup
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • What am I?
      • Web-based Twitter app.
      • Easy to use.
      • Web accessible.
      • Interoperable: multi-browser, device, platform, etc.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Continuous application updates.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • App Updates:
      • Replaced Basic Authentication sign in process with Open Authentication.
        • Growing Pains!
        • August 2010.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • App Updates:
      • The Twitter "native" retweet functionality added.
        • The original "old-school" re-tweet functionality is now called Quote Tweet.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • App Updates:
      • Option to view user Timeline added in Go to User shortcut feature.
        • Now hidden visually by default and opened with "Go to User" link.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • App Updates:
      • Added "Retweets by Me" and "Retweets of Me" pages.
        • Basic functionality.
        • Links on the My Profile page.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • App Updates:
      • Link to "View Single Tweet" page changed from "permanent link" to date of tweet.
      • In "View Single Tweet" page, a link to the tweet on Twitter.com is now provided.
      • "Everyone" page now called "Public Timeline" (abbreviated at "Public").
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Now the fun stuff.
  •  
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Presented session "Twitter and Web Accessibility" at the Easter Seals Crossroads INDATA Conference.
      • Indianapolis, Indiana.
      • July 29, 2010.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • @Alyssa_Milano tweets me!  
    • September 5, 2010.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Nominee in "Best API Use" category in the 2010 .net Magazine's Best of the Web awards.
      • October-November, 2010.
      • Winner: Flipboard for iPad.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Happy 
    • Halloween!
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Session proposal accepted at ATIA 2011 Orlando (January), but couldn't make it.
      • Apparently I was listed in the program by mistake and disappointed a few folks!
      • Maybe next year...
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Added to share options on WebAIM's URL shortening service.
      • In addition to Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed.
      • http://weba.im
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Recipient of the American Foundation for the Blind 2011 Access Award.
      • Announced February 15, 2011.
      • Other recipients are CBS, Lexmark, and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
      • Irony: Class-action lawsuit against Disney for inaccessible websites around same time.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Future
      • Re-implement functionality to add image to tweet.
      • Enhance List functionality with Ajax.
      • Inline notice and update of new tweets.
      • Add optional URL shortener services.
      • Reply-to-all feature.
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Future 
      • Name change
  • Accessible Twitter Update
    • Thank you!