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Social media and accessibility

Posted on May 26, 2021


Icon of a mobile phone with a social media message that includes a heart.

Basic information on social media and accessibility.

Tips>

  • Use plain language
  • Don’t use all-caps
  • Include descriptive text before links (example: “Read the help page for more info: [LINK]”

Hashtags

  • Use camel case for hashtags (example: #WebAccessibility)

Images

  • Avoid images of text
  • Add alt text to all images
  • Use static images instead of animated GIFs
  • Make sure images have strong color contrast

Video

  • Add captions and transcripts
  • Review any auto-generated text

Emojis

  • Use words instead of emojis to describe things
  • Do not overuse emojis
  • Add emojis at the end of messages

Hashtags

Common accessibility-related hashtags:

Resources

General

Twitter

Facebook

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