Easy Chirp

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Easy Chirp
Accessible Twitter website icon.png
Web address EasyChirp.com
Type of site Social Media
Available in English, Spanish, German, Arabic
Alexa rank positive decrease 5,083,814 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Beta

Easy Chirp is a third-party web-based Twitter interface. It is a web-accessible application meaning that it's optimized for disabled users and users of assistive technology. Easy Chirp is also useful for those with older technologies such as Internet Explorer 8, low-band Internet connection, and lack of JavaScript support. The simple interface is ideal for older users, Twitter newbies, and those new to the web and social media. The website first appeared in early 2009, originally named Accessible Twitter, and was renamed to Easy Chirp in June 2011.[2] In mid 2013, the website was down due for about five months to a major engineering overhaul. The website was created by an individual web developer who also maintains a podcast and blog about web accessibility called Web Axe.

Easy Chirp received the 2014 FCC Chairman's Award for Advancement in Accessibility,[3] the 2010 AFB Access Award[4] and the 2009 Access IT @web2.0 Award.[5] The website was nominated for "Best API Use" in .net magazine's 2010 Best of the Web awards and nominated in the 2009 and 2010 Blind Bargains Access Awards.[6][7] Easy Chirp was also the RNIB featured website for December 2011.[8]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Easychirp.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Web App "Accessible Twitter" Changes Name to "Easy Chirp"". Web Overhauls. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Chairman Wheeler Honors Innovators in Accessibility". Federal Communications Commission. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 AFB Access Award". AFB. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ "ACCESS-IT - 2009 Winners". ACCESS-IT. 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  6. ^ "Blind Bargains: 2009 Access Awards Winners and Nominees". Blind Bargains. 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  7. ^ "Blind Bargains: 2010 Access Awards Winners and Nominees". Blind Bargains. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  8. ^ "RNIB Featured Website for December 2011". RNIB. 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 

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