Some people send me press releases when they do something new in accessibility. I tend not to publish them and have never published one verbatim. As I edited this one as a favor to its author, though, I’ll let it stand on its own. I use the Chicken Nugget Twitter client when I’m on my Windows 8.1 box and I like it a lot. Having switched from Macintosh where I’ve used the same Twitter client for years, I found that my “muscle memory” caused me to hit incorrect keystrokes but, as this is a different interface, I can’t blame the authors for not making a clone of my favorite Twitter client as they have done so much more in Nugget than I can currently enjoy using on Macintosh. So, here’s the Chicken Nugget press release, please, if you are a Windows user who enjoys Twitter, go to the Get Accessible Apps web site and buy this software.
Accessible Apps announces Chicken Nugget, powerful new Twitter client for the Windows Operating System
Chicken Nugget features unprecedented access to Twitter at an affordable price
Denver Colorado, US,—January 9, 2014–Accessible Apps today announced Chicken Nugget, a powerful new Twitter client for the Windows platform featuring instant access to the social networking service through an intuitive and highly responsive interface. Christopher Toth, head of Accessible Apps and primary author of Chicken Nugget states, “We set out to build a Twitter client that we, as blind people could use conveniently while also including all of the features people without disabilities might want.”
Along with all of the features users of many different Twitter clients enjoy, Chicken Nugget users can send an receive tweets while focused in any application on their computer, using its innovative global hotkeys. These and all other Chicken Nugget features automatically speak through any installed screen reader, the software used by blind and otherwise print impaired computer users to access information in their daily lives. Users with diminished vision can enjoy Chicken Nugget’s features through its well designed and very simple graphical user interface, providing the ideal hybrid of both worlds.
“Chicken Nugget represents the next step in our continuing plan to provide people with vision and other print impairments affordable accessibility to services enjoyed by our sighted peers”, says Christopher Toth, lead programmer at Accessible Apps.
With nearly a year of active development, Chicken Nugget is the most polished, powerful, and well-designed accessible Twitter client available for blind and otherwise print impaired user. Meanwhile, Chicken Nugget can be used by any person who prefers a clean, convenient and uncluttered interface to Twitter.
Unlike other accessible Twitter clients, Chicken Nugget is optimized to minimize its impact on system resources. It will run well even on older netbooks, and special care was taken during the development process to ensure that it will be kind to battery life for laptop users.
Chicken Nugget provides all of the features of the Twitter website and much more, including translating tweets into the user’s language, playing audio other users post, and locating tweets with geo info.
It doesn’t matter if you are new to Twitter, or are an experienced user. If you have several Twitter accounts, Chicken Nugget is here to grow with you.
Chicken Nugget users can:
- Seamlessly control an unlimited number of Twitter accounts, while never even leaving your active application.
- Share news stories with your followers by simply Pressing a single global hotkey and tweeting from within your web browser or feed reader.
- Store and archive an unlimited number of tweets without ever causing Chicken Nugget to become sluggish, no matter how many tweets fill your timelines.
- Easily search through your timelines making locating a link someone may have shared with you months earlier a snap.
- Perform real time Twitter searches, so you can stay up to date with exactly what’s going on in the world, as it happens.
- Mark a given timeline to be automatically read, so you can create a Twitter search read aloud as the items arrive.
About Accessible Apps
Accessible Apps creates high quality applications for multiple computing platforms which give people who are blind and vision impaired access to the modern computing world that the sighted take for granted. They offer low-cost solutions for many of the problems which face people with vision impairment on the web today, including access to ebooks, social networking, music, podcasts, and more. Formed in 2010, Accessible Apps is made up of a group of dedicated and talented developers with a passion for accessibility.