Social Media Accessibility Best Practices

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Social Media Accessibility Best Practices
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<h2>General Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.americananthro.org/ImageDescriptions?navItemNumber=25126" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.americananthro.org/ImageDescriptions?navItemNumber=25126"><u>Guidelines for Creating Image Descriptions</u></a> via American Anthropological Association <ul> <li>Includes an explanation of the difference between alt text, image descriptions, and captions</li> </ul> </li> <li>Use <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.threadsapp" data-cke-saved-href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.threadsapp"><u>Instagram Threads</u></a> to create automatic captioning for your videos that you can then download to your device (can also upload existing videos); <ul> <li>IGTV videos also have an automatic captioning feature</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>YouTube can provide <a href="https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6373554?hl=en#" data-cke-saved-href="https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6373554?hl=en#"><u>automatic captioning</u></a> for new or existing videos</li> </ul> <h2>Consent to Post</h2> <ul> <li>Do I have permission from the creator to feature their work in a social media post and/or tag them?</li> </ul> <h2>Accessible Content</h2> <ul> <li>Does the order of content in an Instagram Stories post, multi-photo post, and/or Twitter thread make sense?</li> <li>Did I capitalize the first letter of each new word when using hashtags?  Often referred to as “Camel Case.”</li> <li>Can I use a link shortener when posting long links? <ul> <li><a href="https://bitly.com/" data-cke-saved-href="https://bitly.com/"><u>bitly.com</u></a></li> <li><a href="https://usehyperlink.com/" data-cke-saved-href="https://usehyperlink.com/"><u>usehyperlink.com</u></a></li> </ul> </li> <li>Can I indicate what kind of link it is/where it will be taking users? Ex. www.content.com/388 [form]</li> <li>Did I use acronyms or other terms that may need to be explained?</li> </ul> <h2>Alt Text and Image Descriptions</h2> <ul> <li>Have I written alt text for all images for users using screen readers?</li> <li>Have I written and included an image description for each image?</li> </ul> <h2>Video captions and Audio Transcripts</h2> <ul> <li>Can I include captions in the video?</li> <li>If not, can I include a transcript of the video or make it available via another publicly available file/link?</li> </ul>
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