(@lalle916)

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Private vs. Public

Private and more secure sites on the web vs. Public and less secure sites on the web is the real issue. People with disabilities embraced online communication before social media sites came into the picture. Many PWDs continue to stay strong with those communities and do not feel social media sites have embraced the PWD online social scene. Studies have demonstrated that PWDs are more online than the general public ...more »

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(@lalle916)

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Stop the Spam

My recent experience with a new mail account was amazing. Even after a month it remains amazing because there is no social media account linked to the email. I do not get the constant barrage of emails sent by the social media provider or it's advertisers. I just receive the email from family and friends. I find using email forwarding soon corrupts email accounts with social media provider spam. Need the ability to ...more »

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(@lalle916)

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Clutter and Flash Control

Clutter on webpages actually cause simple tasks to become more complicated or lost and not completed. The flashing, winking and other active content of ads, etc. is to some annoying and others a trigger for adverse symptoms.

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(@hector.m.ramirez)

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Accessibility is not just for people with Disabilities

Make close captions or real live captions standard features on image content that utilize sound/voice. This standard aids in reading comprehension, ESL instruction, help folks recognize if their sound preseption and interpretation is changing. Because accessibility is not just good practices for folks with disabilities.

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(@emilyladau)

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Built-in Voice-control Features on Internet Browsers

Much of my employment responsibilities are related to use of social media, as I coordinate and manage content for multiple companies. I am able to type quickly and move a mouse, but I often find my wrists in pain at the end of the day because my work exacerbates my carpal tunnel syndrome (which initially stemmed from use of my hands to transfer and push my wheelchair). While I know dictation software is available, it ...more »

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(@lalle916)

Employment

Social Media Job Recruitment

If a company wants to recruit job candidates via social media, it will only be able to reach those individuals who can receive and interpret the content being shared. Complex processes, marketing and/or public relations material included on job postings creates job postings that are difficult to understand how to apply, to cluttered to navigate and/or unreadable. I find government job postings to be complex because ...more »

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(@lalle916)

Solutions

Increase Accessbility Awareness/Training

Social media sites at their core do not follow universal design practices or follow web accessibility standards in building their user interfaces. Facebook recently at the CSUN conference discovered that the folks who create and maintain their user interfaces lacked accessibility awareness and/or training. The complexity of different platforms, different API's, etc. added to the list of issues. http://alastairc.ac/2014/03/csun-scalling-accessibility-facebook/ ...more »

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(@tuttle)

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Better blocking

Blocking people on social media is important, and for those who the people are a trigger for, its especially important. However, there's a variety of issues that I've seen popup. -You can see the number of comments that have been made, meaning you still know they have participated in the conversation. When you are talking about someone who is a trigger, even that knowledge can be too much. -Being able to see the comments ...more »

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(@vicky.vs.chen)

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Display Options

I wonder if it would be too hard to ask social media sites to give users a few different display options. One problem I often have with sites like Facebook is the fact that information can be placed in various blocks anywhere on the page. I navigate using a magnifier most of the time, and it's easy not to be able to find things. Picture icons are also a huge headache. It would be great if we could choose for those icons ...more »

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(@teigan.hockman)

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Outdated sites

At least for governmental sites, there should be a required updating schedule - or the sites should be taken down. Too many times I've gone to a government site that has had dead links or old information.

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(@teigan.hockman)

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Autoplay

Autoplay should be discontinued across the board. I have an adblocker, but if I'm on a different computer there are always ads that flash and scream at me. Facebook now autoplays videos as do other websites. There is no reason for anything to autoplay (gifs, videos, or music). It's intrusive and triggering.

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(@tuttle)

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Ability to choose colors and font sizes

Without needing to go and override things like the entire webbrowser, the ability to choose what color a site is (background and text color), and what font size the text is at, would really aid in viewing the site. Social media sites are ones you're more likely to view on public computers, so they're more likely to be ones this is a bigger deal for. Font size and color both can really determine whether or not someone ...more »

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(@lalle916)

Socializing

Privacy Controls

The constant changing of privacy controls by social media providers leaves me wondering about social safety. The privacy selections should clearly spell out in plain language the consequences of each selection. Or move to a model that is high, medium or low in terms of privacy because the controls today are overly complex to really know what and with whom your sharing information. Low privacy appears to be the default ...more »

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(@lalle916)

Employment

Employment Application Timeout

The timeout period for online employment applications is typically 30 minutes. The average time for a person a to complete an online application is usually longer than 30 minutes. It would be helpful if the application software would prompt at the applicant how much time before prompted with a timeout. The timeout notifications which I have found works best is screen dimming, contrast change, and/or audible beep sound ...more »

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(@lalle916)

Employment

Secure Employment Application

Accessibility without security can put PWDs at risk. Online employment applications may or may not be secured by a job board, organization or other employment entity.

 

Many online job boards do not vet or screen employers since access to applicant data is based on payment. If applicant information security was an important concern then it is likely organizations would improve accessibility.

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