Social media for everyone: making your social media content accessible

Friday, June 15, 2018
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Social media for everyone: making your social media content accessible

Hopefully, by now, we’re all familiar enough with accessibility to know we need to make changes when it comes to what we are creating to accommodate everyone in our community. Those who work with web accessibility have WCAG 2.0 and 2.1, but for social media, no official guidelines exist. In this session, Erika Forsack will share ways to make your social media content accessible – despite the fact that most platforms haven’t caught up. You will learn how to use image descriptions, the pros and cons of open captioning versus closed captioning, the (few) built-in features and other tips to make sure your social media content is accessible to all.