With a mission to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers, it is unacceptable that Twitter’s Accessibility Experience Team has been eliminated as part of the company’s mass layoffs.
This excludes millions of people from the public conversation. Historically, Twitter has been committed to providing the best experience for all users, including people with disabilities. It plays an important role in transforming our online communities into beacons of accessibility and inclusion where every user has a voice on a global platform.
There are 1.5 million people with sight loss in Canada who want, expect, and deserve equitable access to ideas and information. At CNIB, we implore Twitter to communicate how it plans to deliver an accessible platform that provides a safe space to talk for all.