If you’re a Twitter user, you may have seen the notice in the attached image pop up on your timeline. You may also have noticed that Twitter has been hard at work making it easier to include alt text with images and graphics added to your tweets. One in three Canadians identify as having a disability. There is a range of basic needs that are not being met by most digital experiences.
At Boom12, we take digital accessibility seriously. We are working hard to help local businesses and organizations stay ahead of the curve by developing services and products specifically geared toward advancing accessibility.
As a small team, we have committed to ensuring all of our digital communications and services will be as accessible as possible by December 31, 2023. When we say “as accessible as possible” we aren’t giving ourselves an out, we will do our best and we will follow best practices as they are made available by the platforms and developers that we work with. Twitter is leading the pack as most web and social platforms work to improve accessibility. Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn have also made big leaps forward as well as WordPress, WooCommerce, and many of the web applications we use.
Our plan launches in the final quarter of 2022 and will be implemented with reporting each quarter throughout 2023. We look forward to sharing the results and working with you to make the digital world accessible to all.