By Kathryn Wyeth: For Complete Post, Click Here…
It is so wonderful to see advances in the social media platforms in recent years to make content more accessible to people with disabilities! Some of these advancements are within the platform and you don’t need to do anything. However, there is still quite a bit you can personally do to make sure your content will be accessible to people with disabilities who use Assistive Technology to access your page.
- Provide additional ways to contact your organization such as an 800 number or a general contact e-mail address for more information.
- Always put your main content first and put hashtags and @mentions at the end of a post
- If you are using hashtags (#) capitalize the first letter of each word, for example #AlternativeText
- Avoid the use of acronyms, abbreviations and text messaging shortcuts.
- Avoid using emoticons. If you do use these, put them at the end of the post and use sparingly.
- If you are linking to a document, make sure the document is accessible. (Contact us if you need more information!)