Engaging with accessible social media (Part 2 – YouTube and Blogging)
While YouTube videos go viral across the globe, around 20% of Australians aren’t in on the joke. For the one in five Australians living with disability, accessibility to social media remains a challenge. And as blogging continues to grow as a means of providing a voice to ordinary people, a lack of accessibility for those with impairments undermines their ability to engage with such stories, ideas and communities. Yet social inclusion can be achieved by taking active steps to ensure access in the online world.
Man uses smartphone and laptop
To ensure effective communication with people who have disability, Media Access Australia has developed some useful guidelines for successful accessible social media – and here’s a brief summary on YouTube and blogging.