Social media accessibility features

Overview of accessibility features in social media Accessibility features, in this instance, is defined as the ability to add alt attributes to an image, or (in YouTube only) captions and audio descriptions Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter YouTube Desktop Pass N/A Pass Pass Pass Pass / Fail iOS Pass Pass Fail Pass Pass Fail Android

Social Media Accessibility: Turning Off Autoplay

Overview of autoplay and video accessibility in social media Autoplay is a serious accessibility issue. We tested whether videos autoplayed on social media, as well as whether it was possible to turn off this feature. In addition, we tested whether the video could be paused by the mouse, keyboard and touch. Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest

Social media screen reader accessibility compliance testing

Desktop screen reader results In the following chart, the “Difficult” result indicates that an experienced screen reader user is able to perform the task, but with difficulty. A novice screen reader user would probably not be able to complete the task. Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter YouTube Register Fail Fail Difficult Difficult Difficult Difficult Login

New Mobile Accessibility Testing Methodology – Your Input Requested!

Prevalence of Mobile The internet has been taken over by mobile. On any given day, user time on mobile devices surpasses user time on desktop computers. This is a recent development; until 2014, desktop use was still greater than mobile use. Conveniently, mobile technology offers innovative native accessibility features such as screen readers, haptic keyboards,

Accessibility Webinars, Workshops and Training, Oh My!

Training and Workshops in DC, the Bay Area and free accessibility webinars! Accessibility Workshops Find us at the 4th annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium in Washington, DC! CEO Gian Wild will be presenting and running training on several topics: Mobile Accessibility Testing Workshop Monday, September 30th Where are you with your iOS and Android accessibility

How to Read a VPAT

Check out our webinar, How to Read a VPAT. What is a VPAT A VPAT is an overview of the accessibility compliance of a product. It is often owned and assessed by the product’s vendor – though that’s not necessarily a good idea. It is required by the Section 508 Refresh and almost all Federal

Social media and alternative text features by a blind person

Social awareness I have a friend who manufactures braille plates. These plates usually contain room numbers and basic information about offices and the other places in which they are located. Once, I asked my friend, “Mark, why are your plates so huge and so visible? Blind people do not need this.” He answered: “Visible plates

What’s wrong with providing a separate site for people with disabilities?

Scandinavian Airlines and UsableNet were in the news this week, when the Department of Transportation ruled that Scandinavian Airlines’ separate site for people with disabilities contravened the DOT’s Web Accessibility Rule (read the full consent order) and fined them $100,000. Scandinavian Airlines argued that they had been assured by UsableNet that providing a separate site

We’re looking for a sales representative

Interested in working for AccessibilityOz? Love accessibility? Or, love sales, and are willing to learn about accessibility? Well, we have the job for you! We’re looking for a US-based sales representative. We prefer someone based on the West Coast, but we’re open to anyone in the US. Tasks include: Building business by identifying and selling

The OzART Advantage

AccessibilityOz’s automated reporting tool, OzART, simplifies the task of making sites accessible according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG2) and Section 508/Refresh. It searches and reports defects in categories e.g. images, page titles, content and headings. This makes it easy for IT teams to work through fixing the defects, logically and systematically. The