Commencement is quickly approaching! Chances are you have posted, or will post, on your various social media channels. We'd like to remind you of some accessibility tips as you gear up for commencement season.
- Use all-caps sparingly. All-caps styling often makes it much more difficult to read for accessibility purposes. Plus, all-caps can make it feel like someone is YELLING AT YOU. Not fun.
- Use emojis sparingly. Screen readers will read each occurrence of an emoji. Imagine hearing "slightly smiling face" and "person raising both hands in celebration" spoken aloud several times. That could certainly get overwhelming!
- Add alternative text to any images you post. In this way, social media is just like standard websites: If there’s no alt text, folks using screen readers won’t know what’s there. Tell us of the emotion, purpose, and impact of the image so everyone can celebrate with you!
Please refer to our resource on social media accessibility for specific tips for the most common social media platforms.