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What exactly is "accessibility"?
Interestingly, the person who spoke before me used the term "Accessibility" in her presentation as well; however, she meant reachable, as in "be accessible via social media".
For the purposes of this presentation, I defined accessibility as:
equal access to information and services, regardless of ability (physical or cognitive).In this case, I explored computer accessibility as it pertains specifically to social media platforms and their usage by governments in communicating and engaging with citizens.
Format of the presentationThe presentation consists of 4 parts:
- An overview of assistive technologies and common accessibility issues found on social media platforms;
- 15 implementable ideas that anyone can use to make their social media communications more accessible;
- 4 more advanced ideas that more experienced practitioners can use to make their content more accessible; and,
- A list of tools and resources that can be consulted for additional information on Accessibility.
I am releasing the presentation notes (basically my full script, minus some of the more visual examples) to anyone who might be interested.
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The presentation Accessibility In Social Media was developed by Tanya S. (@spydergrrl) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to re-share, re-use, re-work with proper attribution, for non-commercial uses.
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