[Athen] requesting resources regarding accessibility in social media

Mary Heid mheid at unr.edu
Thu Apr 6 13:16:02 PDT 2017

(cross-posted earlier to WebAIM and ITAccess)

Good afternoon,

Great news! Our marketing team has reached out to me to inquire about the accessibility of our University-managed social media. However, I and am not in touch with the "accessibility in social media" crowd specifically.

I'll point them to WCAG and W3C in general and will suggest they attend our "Basic Web Accessibility Training."

I've suggested they reach out to their own professional colleagues and associations as well.

Can any of you point me in the right direction for additional resources, communities of practice, or working groups for social media accessibility to share with my marketing colleagues?

Is there a W3C community, group, forum, etc. that might be most appropriate for them to focus on?

My own curiosity: Do you know if there's a recent comprehensive study on the accessibility of such things as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snap Chat, Flicker, etc.? I'm often asked, "how accessible is xyz...?"

Mary Heid
Enrollment Services
System Administrator and Coordinator of Assistive Technology
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-8038

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