Social Media Accessibility
Social Media AccessibilityRecording Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker(s): Gian Wild, CEO, Founder and President, AccessibilityOz
Target Audience: Developers, Content Authors, Accessibility Specialists, Project Managers
Skill Level: Beginner
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Social media accessibility is an incredibly important tool in modern society. It is not just the young who access social media, with close to 30% of people over the age of 65 interacting on social networking sites, and 50% of people aged 50 - 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 a lack of a formal testing process, means that what may be accessible today may be literally gone tomorrow.
Gian Wild goes through the accessibility issues of each of the four main social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn) and discusses ways that you can make sure your social media content is accessible.
- Participants will understand why social media must be made accessible
- Participants will learn from some obvious social media accessibility failures and what to watch out for
- Participants will gain insight on how to ensure your social media is accessible to all
- Participants will learn tips and tricks for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube
Gian Wild is the CEO of AccessibilityOz. She has worked in accessibility industry since 1998. Her major achievements include: the very first Australian accessible web site; the accessibility compliance of the Melbourne 2006 and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games; her six years' active membership in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group; and her speech on the importance of web accessibility at the United Nations Conference of State Parties in 2015. Gian has spoken at conferences in Australia, US, Canada, South America and Europe.
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