Articles, blog posts, and other resources that provide valuable insights about disability and digital accessibility in relation to social media.
The title of the post is pretty self-explanatory: 135 video marketing statistics you can’t ignore.
Best practices for creating accessible social media content as outlined by Sprout Social's Carly Hill.
Tips and a template for writing a good podcast transcription.
From Instagram and Twitter photo descriptions to captioning audio on your TikTok videos, you have to consciously add accessibility considerations.
Guide on different words and phrases that are ableist and/or outdated as well as alternatives. Content warning: examples of ableist and otherwise harmful language. Created and maintained by Lydia X. Z. Brown.
Rundown of tips to make your Twitch channel more inclusive from Dev + Test Automator, Liz Wait.
A look at how far accessibility has come and how far it still has to go.
How to ensure you're creating communications with accessibility in mind.
Google clarifies alt text is only a factor for image search, not regular web search.
Multidisciplinary developer and designer Sarah L. Fossheim has created an excellent overview of the dos and don'ts to keep in mind when designing accessible data visualizations.
Blogger and disability advocate Sheri Byrne-Haber breaks down the problem with inspiration porn, a form of unconscious bias that hurts people with disabilities.
Information Scientist Lettie Y. Conrad discusses the value of author produced alt text for images in academic writing and shares resources and a three-step guide for authors looking to improve their alt text practice.
Marketer Meryl K. Evans takes an in-depth look at the captions of the popular Netflix show "Stranger Things."
Different methods for providing alternatives to audio and video media and when each should be considered.
Why it's important to add captions to your video content for accessibility and marketing purposes.
Best practices for providing captions, transcripts, and audio descriptions.
Web Designer Cathy O' Connor shares one aspect of design accessibility: making sure that the look and feel (the visual design of the content) are sufficiently inclusive of visually disabled users.
A detailed guide by digital marketing professional Meryl K. Evans on the ins and outs of captions and different captioning services.
Best practices to help content creators produce content that meets WCAG accessibility guidelines.
Twitter outlines how to create video content that is both engaging and accessible.
Guidance from the New Zealand government on how to create descriptive transcripts.
Information about laws and standards from around the globe that protect the disabled people's rights to participate in the digital world. Curated by disability rights lawyer and an author Lainey Feingold.
Guide to serving, understanding, and adding value to the largest minority in the world created by Team Trust Productions.
Equal Entry audits hundreds of web pages every year, and here are the most common accessibility issues their team found in 2021.
An overview of language, ableism, and how to talk about disability.
Best practices for designers as outlined by the U.K. government and interactive designer Karwai Pun.
Guidelines for digital marketers and just about anyone who handles emails on how to best keep them accessible.
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Google clarifies alt text is only a factor for image search, not regular web search.
Thorough overview of emoji icons and how they impact the accessibility of your digital content.
A look at how captioning videos can impact their engagement.
Article by Veronica Lewis via the Perkins School for the Blind detailing how emoji are coded and how they are transcribed by assistive technology like screen readers and text-to-speech programs.
A look at how institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are making the museum experience more accessible for visitors with vision disabilities.
An excellent breakdown by Holly Tuke of how screen readers and other assistive tech handle special characters and icons.
How to evaluate potential vendors and partners for their knowledge of and commitment to accessibility.
Best practices for writing alt text for memes as outlined by disability advocate Veronica Lewis.
Learn how professional designers approach accessibility and benefit from their advice on how to build it into your web design workflow.
Front-end developer and accessibility advocate Patrick Gavin explains why describing images and charts for blind and low-vision users can help your journalism on any platform reach more people who need it.
Practical tips for writing alt text that is useful and useable.
Academic paper by Cynthia L. Bennett, Cole Gleason, Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Anhong Guo, and Alexandra To on the ethics of humans and AI describing appearance characteristics that may convey the race, gender, and disabilities of people in the alt text of images.
Beki Winchel, research developer for the Professional Convention Management Association, shares what she learned from working with accessibility expert and Deaf speaker Meryl K. Evans in the lead-up to and on site at Convening Leaders 2022.
Web developer Marcy Sutton takes us through the difference between buttons and links and the appropriate web situations to use them.
Guide to how to use GIFs in an accessible way on social media.
An in-depth look from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on how blind and sighted readers have sharply different takes on what content is most useful to include in a chart caption.
This topic gives you step-by-step instructions and best practices for making your PowerPoint presentations accessible and unlock your content to everyone, including people with disabilities.
This topic gives you step-by-step instructions and best practices on how to make your Word documents accessible and unlock your content to everyone, including people with disabilities.
A survey of U.S. consumers found that 92% view videos with the sound off on mobile and 83% watch with sound off, according to a report from Verizon Media and ad buyer Publicis Media.
Excellent piece that clearly defines the differences between person-first language and person-centered language.
Overview of the key differences between open and closed captions.
Blogger and disability advocate Sheri Byrne-Haber breaks down the problem with disability simulations and why they're not an effective way to educate people about disability.
Guide by Holly Tuke and Becky Brynolf on accessible social media etiquette and best practices.
Breakdown of statistics surrounding audio and video on social media platforms.
Article from the New York Times about the challenge of describing every image on the internet, and the people who are trying.
Breakdown of the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act introduced in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives in late 2022 in an effort to remove barriers to web content for people with disabilities.
Product designer and accessibility specialist Tolu Adegbite explains through three examples why describing race in alt text is important.
A perspective on how to treat race and identity in alt text.
Introduction to color blindness and what it means for digital accessibility.
Article on how formatting content into lists is an easy and under-utilized way of improving accessibility on websites.
How emoji impact how digital content and the online experience of people using assistive technology.
Overview of the report from Verizon Media and Publicis Media that examined the evolution of video viewing.
Accessibility and inclusive design advocate Eric Bailey discusses the importance of descriptive linking.
Have you ever wondered what "a11y" means? Web developer Ashlee M Boyer explains the number-based word and its significance.
Guide featuring useful information and resources for beginners from I.T. architect Tim Dixon.
As automatic captioning on TikTok and creative audio descriptions on Netflix go mainstream, so does accessibility.
Meryl K. Evans writes why you need to conduct user testing with Deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
Story by John Loeppky and Alex Green that discusses the structural barriers and discrimination that many politicians with disabilities face.
A-Z rundown of how accessibility impacts social media from Holly Tuke.