Easy Chirp 2

Web accessibility for the Twitter website application

Easy Chirp is a web-accessible alternative to the Twitter.com website. It is designed to be simple to use and is optimized for people who are disabled. It also works with keyboard-only, older browsers like IE8, lowband internet connection, and without JavaScript. Learn more about web accessibility.

Refer to the development tasks further down this page for items currently in progress. Learn more about Easy Chirp on the About and Features pages. You may also read an extensive list of user feedback and blogs/articles about this application.

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What People Are Tweeting

Tweets about Easy Chirp are archived via Easy Chirp's Twitter favorites.

Notable Features

  • A built-in shorten URL tool with choice of service.
  • Search, user search, and saved searches.
  • View, subscribe, and create Twitter Lists.
  • Works great with or without JavaScript.
  • Fully keyboard accessible.
  • Inline threading of tweets; displays reply "conversation".
  • In addition to old and new desktop browsers, I work on virtually any user-agent (even Lynx, a text-only browser), with screen readers and Braille displays, and tablets and mobile devices.

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Awards!

  • Recipient of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) 2011 Access Award.
  • Recipient of the 2009 Access IT @web2.0 Award.
  • RNIB Website of the Month, December 2011.

Read more about Easy Chirp's awards on the About page.

Development Tasks

  • Pagination missing in some areas such as search results.
  • Tweets times missing AM/PM.
  • When using reply-to-all, the user's Twitter handle may mistakenly be copied in the tweet.
  • The user stats in the header only update upon login.