Let’s hope for positive progress towards accessibility of all social media networks, including professional networking sites, as this is important for All individuals who use Assistive Technology. All individuals need access to professional and social networking for employment, education, learning, communicating, and more.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is hosting an event called “Accessing Social Media” on July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. Representatives from government agencies, disability advocacy groups, technology companies and members of the public will discuss tools and best practices for making social media accessible. RSVP to AccSocMedia@fcc.gov, or watch the event live via webcast on July 17. After the event there will be demonstrations of accessible technology solutions in the FCC’s Technology Experience Center.