Accessibility on Social Media

UH Hilo encourages all social media content creators to take some thoughtful steps, such as using text fields to convey complete descriptions, including alternate text, and providing captions for videos. These steps will ensure that the content published on social media is accessible to all, including those using screen readers or other assistive devices.

Resources

Examples

Instagram ( Inaccessible)

The post below is an example of an inaccessible Instagram post. The graphic contains words that are not available to non-sighted users. For example, a text-to-speech screen reader would find no information to convey to a visitor.

Also, don't forget the ╩╗okina in Hawai╩╗i.

Instagram ( accessible)

This example instagram post is more accessible. Although it also uses text in the image (not recommended), that text is also available in the caption for visitors, such as non-sighted users who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers.