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Chat Summary 240: Social Media and Accessibility

November 15, 2015

By Amy Snow (@ayms219)

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?

Amy Snow prepared this Storify summary of chat 240. You can also read the full transcript.

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