[nfbwatlk] Facebook accessibility

Joanne Laurent joanne at blindcoach.com
Thu Feb 4 20:36:22 UTC 2010

Iowa Department for the Blind shared a link regarding accessibility of the
Facebook social networking site that I thought you might be interested in.
If you are an existing Facebook user you might want to check out The
Facebook Accessibility Improvement Petition (FAIP) and show your support at
the following link:
        I've copied and pasted the beginning of the "Description" through a
link that will tell you more. It says:
"We, as blind and visually impaired users of Facebook, wish to collectively
raise our concerns and requests which arise out of the use of Facebook's
social networking service. As the amount of users with vision loss
increases, many will find their own set of difficulties and challenges when
it comes to operating and managing their Facebook Accounts."
      "Facebook has made a statement and commitment towards accessibility in
one of their blog posts, stating: "...We're also working together on design
changes that will make the site more usable for people with visual
impairments." (See
&blogger=1301319419 "

Joanne Laurent 
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!
 <http://www.blindcoach.com/> www.blindcoach.com
Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for the Blind
P.O. Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
(360) 231-4597 
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