via the Nonprofit Technology Network (7.11.11):
Addressing Accessibility in Social Media
By Stuart Holland, Sr. Web Consultant and Dan Mouyard, Sr. Web Developer, TerpSys
In an ever-changing world of social media and web collaboration, tools for user interaction and engagement are becoming increasingly prevalent. Many non-profits have embraced features such as forums, blogs, user profiles, and photo/video sharing as a means to extend their reach.
Your organization may have implemented any number of social tools in the past, or may be considering doing so in the future, but with these decisions often come concerns about how to best address your audience’s diverse needs. These needs may relate to accessibility and the user-friendliness of your site for those with auditory, visual, cognitive or mobility impairments...