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Web 2.0: Twitter and the blind

The latest Internet phenomenon is Twitter, a micro-blogging
platform that in just a few years has attracted millions of users.
With short messages (tweets), following and followers, Twitter is
reshaping ways of interacting online. Thus, its accessibility is very
important for social interaction as well as for work. In this paper
we discuss the accessibility of Twitter for blind users interacting
via screen reader and voice synthesizer. First, basic functions such
as registration, login, posting and reading tweets have been
analyzed highlighting accessibility issues, then a discussion is
based on the analyzed case study, offering suggestions for
designers.


CHItaly Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI Italian Chapter International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Facing Complexity , Alghero, 2011

External authors: Barbara Leporini (CNR - ISTI)
IIT authors:

Type: Article in proceedings of international peer-reviewed conference
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems
Da pagina 151 a pagina 156

Activity: Accessibility and Usability of User Interfaces