Social Media and Accessibility
- Date & Time
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 2:20 PM PST
Platinum 6 (LIVESTREAM)
Social media accessibility is an incredibly important tool in modern society. It is not just the young who access social media, with 40% of people over the age of 65 interacting on social networking sites and almost 70% of people aged 50 to 64. As the percentage of recruiters who use LinkedIn is now 95%, social media is becoming an essential part of negotiating the current working environment.
The main reason why social media is not accessible is that social networking sites and apps are almost continually refreshed. Facebook sometimes changes twice a day. This, coupled with the lack of a formal testing process, means that what may be accessible today may be literally gone tomorrow.
I'll go through the accessibility issues of each of the six main social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn) and discusses ways that you can make sure your social media content is accessible.
- Higher Education
- Information & Communications Technology
- Administration & Business Support
- Audience Level
- Session Summary (Abstract)
Social media accessibility is an very important tool in modern society and there have been great improvements in its accessibility, but how accessible is it really? Find out how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn score.
- Primary Topic
Evaluation & Remediation
- Secondary Topics
- Digital Accessibility
- Session Type
- Gian Wild
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