At Disability:IN, we believe accessible technology is an essential aspect of diversity and inclusion and a lever for innovation. In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we are pleased to share accessibility-related resources and opportunities to learn.
We welcome business professionals to join IN accessibility initiatives from the marketing & communications fields, UX design, software and product development, graphic and web design, content strategy, procurement, HR, etc. Accessibility is related to every line of business.
On social media, the hashtag for accessibility is a11y – representing the 11 letters between the first “A” and the final “Y.” Whether you have a disability or not, GAAD is a great time to become an ally for A11Y.
#GAAD Social Media Graphics: Be an Ally for A11Y
Post #1: This is your post when it’s not accessible to people with disabilities. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD), remember graphics should include alt-text and videos should have captions and audio descriptions. Be an ally & Join IN! [Pair with Error Graphic below]
Post #2: Inclusion means accessibility. Remember, graphics should include alt-text and videos should have captions and audio descriptions – otherwise it looks like this. We can all be an ally and join IN today and every day for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD). [Pair with Error Graphic below]
Post #3: Be an ally and make sure your social media posts, emails, and all your content is accessible to people with disabilities. Otherwise, your content won’t reach all of your intended audience! Enable alt-text for graphics and remember videos should be captioned and audio described. Allies for A11Y – share to spread the word for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD). [Pair with Error Graphic below]
Post #4: Did you know that many of your intended readers can’t use a mouse? Accessibility means being able to interact with all web content using only your keyboard. If you use a mouse, celebrate GAAD by putting it aside for 10 minutes. Can you get to where you need to go and do what you want to do? Share your learnings with your teams to spread a11y awareness.