Accessible social media

Find out how to ensure your social media activity is accessible to all users

Why you should attend

This course will highlight the importance of creating accessible social media content. It will also introduce the wide-reaching benefits of accessible social media and the key barriers created by inaccessible content.

Learn techniques for producing inclusive social media content on major social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok, as well as general principles that can applied regardless of platform. 

Topics will include:

  • Using inclusive language
  • Image Descriptions
  • Colour and Contrast
  • Captions
  • Transcripts
  • Audio Description
  • Emojis, Symbol Fonts and Hashtags

Who will benefit from this training?

This course will be relevant to:

  • content authors
  • social media managers
  • marketing professionals
  • anyone else using social media to share content

Level of training: Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Get 10 training courses for the price of 8

To help you get even better value in the year ahead, we have a 10 for the price of 8 bundle on 2024 AbilityNet online training courses for you and your team to enjoy. 


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Book Now: Thursday 13 June 2024

  • 13:00 to 14:30 BST

Please note: after purchasing a ticket you are able to reassign the ticket, if somebody different to the ticket purchaser will be attending the training.

Attendees of the live training session will receive a Certificate of Attendance to add to their professional development training portfolio.

If you're looking for training for more than 8 people on a single course, please contact us about our great value in-house training options.

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Attendees of the live training will receive a recording of the course. If you are not attending the live training you can buy an existing recording of the course on demand:

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Course overview

Social media now plays a fundamental part of our everyday lives. Several key platforms exist that allow us to stay in touch with friends and family, meet new people, discover local news, share knowledge and access educational materials and more. Ultimately social media fosters human connection.

Failing to consider the access needs of diverse audiences can unintentionally create barriers and exclude people from our digital social spaces. As organisations and professionals, producing inaccessible social media content can also have a negative impact on our reputation and the overall user experience of our products and services.

Attendees will receive a link to a recording of the training course to watch at your leisure.

"Very insightful and informative."  
"A well delivered and well-paced webinar. Liked the polls and colourful examples." 
“I’ve found the sessions useful in bringing the range of accessibility issues to our attention, from website navigation to ensuring that images are meaningful to the visually impaired… I’d say that the training is essential for those responsible for the content of public websites.”

Meet your trainer - Paul Speller

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Paul Speller is an Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNet.

His role includes carrying out in-depth accessibility audits and other reviews of websites and apps, as well as providing consultancy and training to staff at a wide range of organisations.

His professional background is in the public sector, where he led on embedding accessibility into the organisation-wide digital practices of a London borough council.

He is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), awarded by the IAAP.

Paul also enjoys making the most of the huge variety of food and cultural activities around London!

Important information 

Class size: We limit the number of people on our training courses to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions and have an informative experience.

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Date and time

Click on the date below to book your place for a future course:

Thursday 13 June 2024 
13:00 to 14:30 BST

 

Location

Online via Zoom

Accessibility

  • Delivered on Zoom using its automated captions feature
  • Advanced sharing of slides if required
  • Captioned recording with transcript provided

More information
Got any questions? Email us: training@abilitynet.org.uk

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