Summary

We are offering an online session on Accessibility Awareness for Social Media Tuesday 7th May 12:00-12:50 as part of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day Celebrations at the University of Reading.
This is aimed at staff and students at the University (especially for those who post content on University official social media channels). Please register to attend.

Today we are announcing the online session Accessibility Awareness for Social Media organised as part of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day celebrations.

Accessibility Awareness for Social Media

Tuesday 7th May 12:00-12:50

Who is it for: Staff and Students at the University (especially for those who post content on University official social media channels)

Overview: Social media is a great way to engage with the world. Estimates suggest 10-20% of the world population live with disabilities. In order to communicate to the largest possible audience, your social media posts need to be accessible to all including people with disabilities who may use assistive technology to access content.
This session will help you to understand digital accessibility basics and how you can apply these to social media.

Register on UoRLearn (for staff)
Register UoR Students

We have already announced the details of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) guest speaker event “What is alternative text? How do I write it for images, charts, and graphs?” on 16 May 2024, 12:30-13:20. Our guest speaker is Matthew Deeprose, Accessible Solutions Architect at the University of Southampton. If you missed the announcement please find the details at Preparing for the Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024.