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Thursday, June 9 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Extending Your Reach with Accessible Social Media Posts

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Social media platforms are a popular and efficient way for libraries to connect with their communities, but are your posts accessible and inclusive for everyone? The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) will demonstrate how assistive technologies, such as screen readers, access social media content. This session will feature screen reader demonstrations sharing the good, the bad, and the absent when it comes to alt-text for images and the use of CamelCase in hashtags. In addition, we will share practical techniques and how to combat common mistakes encountered when using hashtags and creating alt text for posted images on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, we'll finish the session with hands-on practice for attendees, followed by a question and answer period. We hope this session will boost library staffs' confidence in making accessible social media posts.


Ka Li (he/him)

Accessibility Analyst, National Network for Equitable Library Service
Ka (he/him) is an accessibility consultant in the area of digital access. He works with a variety of organizations to make sure that their products and services provide an outstanding experience for everyone that goes beyond compliance. He is particularly passionate about making STEAM... Read More →

Simon Jaeger (he/him)

Accessibility Analyst, National Network for Equitable Library Service
Simon (he/him) is a totally blind accessibility enthusiast, bookworm, animal lover, tech collector, coffee addict, and occasional musician from Vancouver Island. After spending several years as the local assistive tech trainer, he began working as an accessibility tester with NNELS... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am ADT