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Accessible Twitter Update at CSUN11 Tweetup

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Accessible Twitter Update at CSUN11 Tweetup

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

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