Chat Summary 240: Social Media and Accessibility
By Amy Snow (@)
Social media are often touted as tools that have the ability to break down barriers. But they are not accessible for everyone. On November 11, 2015, the #hcsmca community discussed the challenges that many people face in trying to access, navigate and participate in social media when accessibility barriers are a factor.
We looked at questions like:
- Why barriers exist?
- What can we as individuals do to improve accessibility on our channels?
- What can be done at a larger level by partnering with people in the design of technology?