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๐Ÿ“ข Accessibility matters

Here are 5 ways to make your content more accessible TODAY:

๐Ÿ”Ž Alt Text

"Alt text" is alternate text which is a short written description of what's seen in an image. Alt text is hidden in the post's settings and read aloud to someone using an assistive technology.

๐Ÿ”Ž Image Description

โ€œIDโ€ that you see in captions is image description which is the text that displays on the screen. Image description is a much more detailed description of alt text. When one is scrolling past an Instagram post, they are read the caption as well as the customized image description you've included.

๐Ÿ”Ž Closed Captions

You've heard from me recently that you can automate captions on stories using the Sticker button. And did you know you can go to the extent of editing what Instagram transcribes from your audio?

What about your other video content? Do you include closed captions? Take a look at my reels and see how I add closed captions to my reels.

๐Ÿ”Ž Camel Case Hashtags

This makes sure that the words in your hashtags are read out loud correctly by screen readers. For example, you'll write #VirtualAssistant (two words in camel case) instead of #virtualassistant (one word).

๐Ÿ”Ž And be willing to learn!

This is key. I was told that we can't do everything in one day (whether you're making your social media or website more accessible), but we can certainly start learning and trying today. I'm waiting on a gap in my schedule next month so that I can fully commit to @mabely_q's accessibility course.

So, what did you learn today?


What do you plan to implement moving forward? How are you going to make your content more accessible? What did I miss?

Let's help each other learn! ๐ŸคŽ

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