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Social Media Accessibility

Some individuals with vision impairments use social media without major accessibility issues, but for others, accessing the content on social media poses significant challenges. A recent article on later.com gave Instagram “brand or business” posters 5 Ways to Make Your Instagram Account More Accessible Right Now, with an emphasis on media readers who are deaf or blind. “Visually impaired author and campaigner Dr. Amit Patel started his Instagram account, @blinddad_uk, to show people that “having a disability doesn’t hold you back from doing everyday things”. One hint included: “Consider how your audio supports the viewing experience.” Instagram recently rolled out the ability to create IGTV captions in 16 languages.