Type of site
|Available in||English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic|
|Current status||not supported|
One of the innovations of Easy Chirp is the ability to tweet a link to an image with alternative text—both short and long descriptions. It was the first Twitter application (as well as the first social media application) to provide alternative text for an image. Although improved now, lack of alternative text for images was an accessibility problem on Twitter and social media in general.
Easy Chirp received the 2014 FCC Chairman's Award for Advancement in Accessibility, the 2010 AFB Access Award and the 2009 Access IT @web2.0 Award. 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. Easy Chirp was also the RNIB featured website for December 2011.
Due to major Twitter API changes in 2018, the direct messaging portion in Easy Chirp has extremely limited functionality.
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