Social media accessibility policy

0 By Daria Williamson
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Capitalising hashtags

When I use multi-word hashtags, I do my best to ensure that the first letter of each word is capitalised. Why? Because I learned this can help people with a visual impairment better understand what I’ve written.

Screen readers are a great tool for accessing the internet. But they may read out multi-word hashtags that don’t have capitalisation as gibberish. Capitalising the initial letters means that screen readers will read out each word.

Alt-text image attributes

When I place an image in one of my posts or pages, I use the “alt-text” box to briefly describe the image. Screen readers capture and read out this information. This helps anyone visiting my page get a full understanding of what is presented.

Learning

I am still learning about how to make social media accessible to people with differing abilities. I use resources like this to learn about how I can support social media accessibility.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has more insight into this.

Feedback

In both cases, whether capitalising words in hashtags or adding alt-text attributes, my goal is to promote the accessibility in my little corner of the internet.

I welcome feedback about how I can make my website more accessible. You can contact me by email or phone.

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Small actions can increase accessibility for everyone. Image credit: Pexels