Websites, social networking, content management systems

Keyboard Shortcuts for Twitter

The latest version of Twitter has keyboard shortcuts, including commands for "reply", "retweet," and navigating a Twitter page.

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Word Prediction Tool for Filling Out Web Forms

Google has a new free tool called Scribe that help you fill out web forms by predicting the words you may want to enter.  Unlike other personalized word prediction tools, you cannot store your own suggestions -- Scribe uses Google's vast web database to make its guesses.  There's a bookmarklet that you can add to your browser.

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Safari Reader Simplifies Web Pages

Reader is a feature in version 5 of the Safari browser that makes some Web pages less cluttered. Reader removes ads and other visually distracting elements. This makes pages  easier to understand for people with some cognitive disabilities, and may make pages work more efficiently with assistive technologies.

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FaceBook Shuts Down Its Accessible Version

Many users who rely on assistive technology and Facebook.com had begun using Facebook Lite, a slimmed down version of the popular social networking site which offered most of the features of the full site, but a cleaner interface and better accessibility, regardless of the platform or technology being used to access the service.

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Readability -- Simpler Websites

Frustrated with confusing, distracting, glitzy web pages?  Readability is a web tool that simplifies the layout of any web page, including color and font size improvements.  Try it on your own website to see if there are ways it could be simpler.

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