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Here are some references to get you started, I found the amount of information on the web overwhelming; hopefully you will find what you are looking for:  

  

Welcome to McTwit

URL: http://mctwit.com/node/1 

McTwit is a free, open source desktop client for Twitter.com, a popular social networking site.


The program is designed with productivity of keyboard users in mind. Additionally, if the JAWS, System Access, or Window-Eyes screen reader is active, some information is conveyed efficiently through direct speech messages.


McTwit works on almost any version of Windows. Its use of standard controls tends to maximize accessibility. Programmed in a cross-platform language, the source code is also relatively easy for interested developers to port to other operating systems. McTwit's flexible, direct access to Twitter features makes it convenient to explore and communicate interactively. You can select a user either by pointing to a list item or entering a screen name. Get a list of someone's tweets, followers, or leaders with a single keystroke. Go to a related URL, subscribe to tweets, post a public reply, or send a private message quicker and easier then it is currently possible on the web.

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Interview with Accessible Twitter creator Dennis Lembree

Published by: Accessify.com

URL: http://accessify.com/news/2009/04/interview-with-accessible-twitter-creator-dennis-lembree/

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 "Accessify recently spoke to founder of Accessible Twitter Dennis Lembree, who is also behind Web Overhauls and web accessibility podcast Web Axe. We wanted to find out more about the background to Accessible Twitter, what prompted it and where it might go next. Here’s what Dennis had to say: ..."

Read the entire article at: Accessify.com 

 

 

Item   Twitter Accessibility Problems...

"There are many accessibility problems with Twitter, but by far the biggest issue is having links that can only be activated using a mouse. The links for making a particular tweet a favourite, the links for replying to a particular tweet, and the links to delete a tweet or direct message can only be activated using the mouse on the standard Twitter website. The favourite, reply and delete links are revealed when the user hovers the mouse over a tweet. "

Published by: Juicy Studio

Monday, 12th January 2009

Author: Gez Lemon

Read more by visiting:  http://juicystudio.com/article/twitter-focus.php#twitteraccessibility

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Item  Improving Twitter Accessibility

Focus Twitter Greasemonkey script to help with web accessibility

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Item  Twitter Accessibility CSUN Tweetup

Slide Show

by: Jared Smith - WebAIM 

http://www.slideshare.net/jared_w_smith/twitter-accessibility

  

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Item  Twitter and Accessibility:

"Is it possible to make twitter a screen reader accessible inclusion in a web site? Is it already in an accessible format?
I'm trying to make my site as accessible as possible. "

Read more at: http://getsatisfaction.com/twitter/topics/twitter_accessibility_dream_or_reality

Published by: GetSatisfaction.com

  

 

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