Accessible Social Media

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


Agencies use social media to promote their mission and to engage members of the public; this webinar will cover how federal agencies can implement social media in an accessible manner. Representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will share their experiences in ensuring access to various social media sites and platforms. NIH maintains over 60 Facebook pages, 40 YouTube channels, and numerous Twitter accounts.

The presenters will provide an overview of social media techniques, address common questions, review access issues and solutions, and offer best practices and techniques for making content accessible on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. They will also cover internal guidance that NIH has developed and other resources on the subject that are available. For each social media platform discussed, the speakers will demonstrate how to infuse or remediate for accessibility.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Jennifer Dorsey, Social Media Coordinator, NIH National Cancer Institute

Gary Morin, Program Analyst, NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer

Robert Pines, Public Affairs Specialist, NIH National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health

Questions for presenters:

1 User acceptance testing. Do sites have individuals with disabilities test the site for accessibility?
2 Will this training be recorded and emailed out to attendees?
3 What are the best (low to no cost) captioning apps for live/real-time sharing on social media such as Instagram stories?
4 What are the mandatory screen readers for which any digital product should be tested?

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