Just How Accessible are Social Medias?

This is an anonymous nine question survey intended to determine the main accessibility barriers encountered in the most prominent social media services out there (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube).

The information gathered will be used, alongside extensive accessibility audits of said services, to determine governmental orientations when it comes to its use of social medias within the context of the mandatory web accessibility standards adopted in may 2011 by the Quebec government.

Please note that all questions are mandatory.

Note: This survey is conducted as part of a totally independent government research and is not associated nor funded in any way by any social media services, including those mentioned therein.

* 1. Do you have a disability affecting the way you browse the web?

* 2. If so, what kind of disability?

* 3. Do you use assistive technologies to browse the web?

* 4. If so, what type of assistive technologies do you use?

* 5. How would you rate the following accessibility best practices while using the Twitter.com interfaces? If you feel some best practices are not an issue, choose “N/A” (Not Applicable).

  A Real Problem A Slight Problem Not a Problem N/A
Appropriate Use of Heading and Subheading
Use of Sufficient Color Contrasts
Explicit Association of Labels and Form Fields
Ease of Navigation Using Only the Keyboard
Text Equivalents for Images
Compatibility with Assistive Technologies
Captions or Text Transcripts to Multimedia

* 6. How would you rate the following accessibility best practices while using the LinkedIn.com interfaces? If you feel some best practices are not an issue, choose “N/A” (Not Applicable).

  A Real Problem A Slight Problem Not a Problem N/A
Appropriate Use of Heading and Subheadings
Use of Sufficient Color Contrasts
Explicit Association of Labels and Form Fields
Ease of Navigation Using Only the Keyboard
Text Equivalents for Images
Compatibility with Assistive Technologies
Captions or Text Transcripts to Multimedia

* 7. How would you rate the following accessibility best practices while using the Facebook.com interfaces? If you feel some best practices are not an issue, choose “N/A” (Not Applicable).

  A Real Problem A Slight Problem Not a Problem N/A
Appropriate Use of Heading and Subheadings
Use of Sufficient Color Contrasts
Explicit Association of Labels and Form Fields
Ease of Navigation Using Only the Keyboard
Text Equivalents for Images
Compatibility with Assistive Technologies
Captions or Text Transcripts to Multimedia

* 8. How would you rate the following accessibility best practices while using the YouTube.com interfaces? If you feel some best practices are not an issue, choose “N/A” (Not Applicable).

  A Real Problem A Slight Problem Not a Problem N/A
Appropriate Use of Heading and Subheadings
Use of Sufficient Color Contrasts
Explicit Association of Labels and Form Fields
Ease of Navigation Using Only the Keyboard
Text Equivalents for Images
Compatibility with Assistive Technologies
Captions or Text Transcripts to Multimedia

* 9. Overall and generally speaking, do you think adopting social medias, as part of a governmental communication strategy is a good idea when it comes to public information?

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