Social media accessibility #EasierToRead

Accessibility of online materials should be on all our minds, all the time. Whether it’s the font type and size, colours, <alt> text and descriptions on images or charts, etc. the thought of making our work (more) accessible is a responsibility each of us has.

When working with materials from academics or writing our own blog posts, I’m pretty sure we’re all aware of what we need/ought to do. But have you thought about your tweets or LinkedIn updates? Writing a great article often requires a different skill to make a ‘clickable’ title, and even the hashtag(s) you use to promote it too.

The hashtag you use is often not as considered in this respect as the content itself, and that’s not exactly wrong, but it isn’t very helpful either. Do you capitalise it? Do you mix letters and numbers? Do you shorten phrases or event titles to make it ‘easier’ to tweet or write?

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