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Accessible Social Media Webinar, presented by Books by Heart at University of King's College
This year, the King’s community has free access to a collection of Atlantic Canadian accessible ebooks and audiobooks through Books by Heart, a program being tested for a Nova Scotia Health hospital department (BooksByHeartKings.ca). Through this program, we’re also exploring opportunities to learn about other areas of digital accessibility, such as social media. Does everyone get to "socialize" on social media? What can you do to help?

22% of people in so-called Canada live with disabilities. Learn how to make sure the content you share can be equally understood and appreciated by all.

In this practical, open-level workshop, we'll cover topics like:
- What happens when someone using assistive technology like a screen reader encounters inaccessible posts on social media
- How to use built-in accessibility features on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok
- The difference between alt text versus image descriptions, and how to write each
- How to design (more) accessible graphics
- What are tone indicators and why are they helpful
- Best practices for using emojis, hashtags and GIFs

Slides available in advance by request for accessibility. Email access@atlanticpublishers.ca

About the facilitator: Caroline Kovesi is the Awareness and Education Coordinator for the Government of Nova Scotia's Accessibility Directorate. She holds an MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University and is passionate about digital accessibility and communications. Her prior experience in the publishing industry includes work for Between the Lines, Dundurn Press and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association.

This webinar is presented through Workplace Skills for Students. King’s Experiential Learning Program is made possible with assistance from the RBC Foundation through its Foundation through its Future Launch initiative

Feb 16, 2023 06:30 PM in Halifax

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