Recorded: 9/17/2020 – Every day we send and receive dozens if not hundreds of e-mails, and for many of us, an equal number of social media posts and comments. But are all these e-mails, attachments, and social media posts accessible to people with disabilities who use Assistive Technology?
This webinar will provide an overview of the accessibility of digital documents specifically digital correspondence and social media. Guidance is provided on how to make digital content accessible.
Participants will learn about:
- The accessibility guidelines pertaining to digital correspondence and social media.
- Some of the tools and methods for achieving and assessing digital accessibility.
- Resources and where to get more information about this topic.
John E. Brandt, MS. Ed – is the Training Operations Coordinator for Maine CITE and has more than 25 years of experience developing websites and digital content. He has presented on the topic of Accessible Web Design at conferences around the country and has consulted on the topic with organizations and governmental programs.
- Handout: Accessible Digital Documents: Correspondence and Social Media – MS-Word
- Some websites mentioned in the webinar:
- Accessible Digital Documents on Maine CITE web.
- Tools for automatic testing of digital content – w3.org
- MS Accessibility Checker info
- Accessible Infographics from WebAIM
- Adding Alternative Descriptions to images in various Social Media:
- Accessible Audio/Visual media – link to Maine AEM webinar
- Adding Captioning to videos in Social Media:
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