Breathing more life into Twitter's accessibility

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

With Twitter being a relatively open platform, it's been possible for people to build new, more accessible versions that can still communicate with everyone else on the service. One of the most prominent is Easy Chirp (opens new window), formerly known as Accessible Twitter.

Now a Japanese firm has made it possible for people using iPads to tweet only using their breath, using an app called Breath Bird. The process enables users to type out tweets and commands by choosing one letter at a time. Although tedious for some users, this is an example of great technology enabling people with disabilities to participate in forums that weren't formerly accessible.

Breath Bird screenshot

For more about Breath Bird, read the article on TechCrunch (opens new window).

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