Check out these general guidelines from the University of Minnesota about making accessible social media posts.
Keeps posts, tweets, videos, etc. short, to the point, and use clear, simple language.
Make sure all pages/posts can be navigated and operated using a keyboard or screen reader.
Screen readers generally read from top to bottom, then left to right (whether on a desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet).
Use standard, easy-to-read fonts and avoid small font sizes. Limit the use of Bold, Italics, or ALL CAPITALS.
Arial, Georgia, Courier New, Tahoma, Times New Roman, or Verdana are some good font options.
Always use descriptive alternate text (alt text) for images.
When you add images and screen shots to your guide, fill out the alternative text box with clear, straightforward text describing the image. The goal is to allow a person who cannot see the image to get the same information from the description as they would from seeing it.
Use the "align left" rather than center or right alignments
Screen readers can be confused by other alignments and alignments other than the left can restrict keyboard accessibility and functionality.
When embedding videos, make sure they have captioning available.
There are two kinds of captions: open and closed. Open captions are always turned on, in view, and cannot be turned off. Closed captions can be controlled by the viewer.
If using acronyms, spell out the entire acronym, then put the acronym in parentheses.
Most social media platforms don’t let you add alt text, but you can and should describe what’s happening in the picture for all of your photo-based posts. Be thoughtful about how you write hyperlinks as well.
When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. However, currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use.
St. Clair County Community College is committed to ensuring that information provided through online content is accessible to students, prospective students, employees, guests and visitors with disabilities, particularly those with visual, hearing and manual impairments or who otherwise require the use of assistive technology to access information.