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Getting Social: Best Practices for Social Media Accessibility

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Overview

This recorded webinar from November 2016 provides helpful tips and tricks to ensure that the content of your agency’s social media attracts the largest possible audience, while being accessible to those with disabilities.

This webinar reviews best practices to follow when preparing and publishing social media. It also presents an overview of the Federal Social Media Accessibility Toolkit – a key accessibility resource.

Created with the input of social media leaders and users across government and the private sector, the Toolkit provides platform-specific tips to improve the accessibility of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs. The presenters discuss best practices, helpful tips and provide real-life examples to ensure that the content of an agency’s social media is usable and accessible to all citizens.

What You’ll Learn

Webinar Objectives:

  • Learn about how the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy’s ePolicyWorks initiative uses accessible crowdsourcing and other accessible social media tools
  • Learn helpful tips and tricks to ensure your agency’s social media is accessible to people with disabilities
  • Receive an overview of the Federal Social Media Accessibility Toolkit

Note: Viewing the webinar recording requires the download of Blackboard Collaborative Launcher.

Reflection

Did you find the provided tips helpful? What changes would you need to make to your social media posts to make them accessible to all audiences?

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