Re: Facebook accessibility - Did you know

They are indeed different, and have different uses. I was not arguing about one 
being better than the other, either. However, most applications I have 
encountered on the normal Facebook interface (if not all) are not accessible 
through the mobile interface, since they have not created it for the blind, 
rather for those that want to quickly check their facebook through their 
cellphones.
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sue B 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 9:08 PM
  Subject: Re: Facebook accessibility - Did you know


  Parham,

  Twitter and Facebook, while both considered social networking sites are very 
different. Comparing how JAWS works with them isn't a valid discussion. Twitter 
has less graphical content on its pages, certainly making it more accessible 
out of the box. But Facebook allows for very different kinds of communication 
and networking. What I was trying to find out was whether or not people were 
finding that they could use the accessible version of Facebook to do all the 
things that those who are using the "regular" site are doing. And yes, of 
course, I could explore for myself. But not everyone uses every feature of 
Facebook so I was hoping those on the list could provide info about the 
applications and such on the site that I don't regularly encounter.

  Sue B.

  Parham Doustdar wrote: 
    The problem with that version, however, is since it's the mobile version, 
most of the applications are not available in it. I'd rather use Twitter.
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      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Gerald Levy 
      To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 5:44 PM
      Subject: Re: Facebook accessibility - Did you know



      I prefer the accessible Facebook site, which seems to work pretty well 
with JAWS. It is much easier to navigate than the regular Facebook site.  

      Gerald 
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Sue B 
        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 8:44 AM
        Subject: Re: Facebook accessibility - Did you know


        Do you use it Laura? Does it work better for you than the regular, more 
graphical, site? I might have heard about it on this or another list, but at 
the time it filtered through that part of my brain that isn't being used unless 
it is really needed. <grin>

        Sue B.

        Laura Shumate wrote: 
          I heard about this through the Jaws List

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          From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Sue B
          Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 8:15 AM
          To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
          Subject: Facebook accessibility - Did you know


          Hi all,

          Has anyone else tried the accessible version of Facebook's site. You 
can find it at: http://m.facebook.com 
          As more people have asked in training about Facebook I've been trying 
to come up with instructions and quick ways to get places and such. I decided 
to read their help center to see if they mentioned anything about screen 
readers and sure enough they did! I sent this link on to a former client 
yesterday who said she'd been struggling with Facebook for weeks. I had a note 
back from her already this morning saying that she was able to find everything 
she'd been looking for on the regular site using this accessible version. It 
would be interesting to hear other feedback on this.



          Sue B.

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