[nabs-l] Facebook and Accessibility (or rather lack there of)

Sam Hogle hogle.sam at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 16:59:31 UTC 2011


I agree that it can be used. However, my issues with it have been that 
it doesn't allways want to cooperate with Jaws when it comes to me 
trying to post stuff since what I'm posting comes up way than slower 
than my typing speed, I can't easily view my news feed, and there is 
just too much crap on the page in general. That last complaint may not 
be as valid since I'm what you might call a light user. I update my 
stattus and profile on a regular basis, but I'm not interested in any of 
the games, which I hear are not at all accessable. So, the mobile sight 
has allways been way better for me. But, we're all different, so what 
works for some won't work for all.
On 11/4/2011 11:47 AM, Brice Smith wrote:
> The mobile site simply does not have the same functionality as the
> regular site. This is not a problem if you are a light user, but
> anyone needing to use more advanced functions on the site will have to
> use the regular version.
>
> That said, I really don't find the regular version all that
> inaccessible and don't understand the complaints about Facebook. While
> I don't use Facebook much as an individual, I manage and update the
> page for the organization I work with. I can post updates, link to
> other organizations and pages much like twitter within statuses,
> manage photos, and do just about everything else I'm required to
> complete. What problems are you all experiencing?
>
> Brice
>
> On 11/4/11, Hannah Chadwick<sparklylicious at suddenlink.net>  wrote:
>> I definitely agree with Rania. I'm sure there are more options and such on
>> the regular facebook site, but I find the mobile one very accessible :)
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
>> Of Rania Ismail CMT
>> Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 1:15 AM
>> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Facebook and Accessibility (or rather lack there of)
>>
>> I find using the moble facebook site much easyer to use then the regular
>> site as a jaws user.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
>> Of Nicole B. Torcolini at Home
>> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2011 9:52 PM
>> To: NABS-L
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Facebook and Accessibility (or rather lack there of)
>>
>> Excuse me if this is off topic.
>> If anyone has figured out how to make navigating the regular Facebook page
>> with a screen reader go smoother, can he/she please email me off list?
>> On a similar note, do you think that using the mobile site is an acceptable
>> alternative to having an accessible site?
>>
>> Nicole
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