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Wondering how to make Facebook work with your screenreader, or whether LinkedIn is accessible? These tip sheets from Media Access Australia, available in print or audio formats, are full of tips and tricks for getting around the accessibility challenges of popular social media platforms. See below to access easy-to-understand information about how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype and YouTube, or to learn more about blogging.

Social media allows anyone with an internet connection to publish their own content, connect with other people and find out about topics that interest them.

For people with a disability, such as a hearing, sight or mobility impairment, social media websites and applications have their own barriers. In late 2011, Media Access Australia undertook research funded by the ACCAN Grants Scheme, to determine how the accessibility issues found in each of the most popular social media tools can be overcome.

Read the full research, including in-depth guides to each social media platform.

Facebook

Download the SociABILITY Tip Sheet

SociABILITY: tips for Facebook [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 137 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for Facebook [Word Document - 68 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for Facebook [MP3 Audio Version - 738 KB]

LinkedIn

 

Download the SociABILITY Tip Sheet

SociABILITY: tips for Linked In [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 134 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for Linked In [Word Document - 69 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for Linked In [MP3 Audio Version - 726 KB]

Twitter

Download the SociABILITY Tip Sheet

SociABILITY: tips for Twitter [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 164 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for Twitter [Word Document - 70 KB]

SociABILITY tips for Twitter [MP3 Audio Version - 758 KB]

Skype

Download the SociABILITY Tip Sheet

SociABILITY: tips for Skype [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 136 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for Skype [Word Document - 70 KB]

SociABILITY tips for Skype [MP3 Audio Version - 803 KB]

YouTube

Download the SociABILITY Tip Sheet

SociABILITY: tips for YouTube [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 164 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for YouTube [Word Document - 72 KB]

SociABILITY tips for YouTube [MP3 Audio Version - 768 KB]

Blogging

Download the SociABILITY Tip Sheet

SociABILITY: tips for blogging [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 343 KB]

SociABILITY: tips for blogging [Word Document - 68 KB]

SociABILITY tips for blogging [MP3 Audio Version - 806 KB]