LinkTweetBook: Social Networking & Accessibility

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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 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

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

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