A quick reminder and a bravo to those of you creating important content on social media in these difficult times.

Try ever so hard not to just screenshot text and post it as a picture.

If you are doing that you’re unwittingly missing out a chunk of the population. Around 350,000 people in the UK are blind or partially sighted and some of your info will be badly needed.

The issue was flagged-up by the lovely people behind the newly-launched @covidaccess Twitter account who are asking people to adjust what they are doing. In this tweet they set out their purpose.

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An example of what good looks like

Heading to the excellent Public  Health England Twitter this tweet is an example of something that hits the mark.

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It’s good because there’s text in the video so its easy to follow, there’s text in the post and a link.

A handy resource

If you’re looking to create an accessible image the nice Helpful Technology people have blogged some tips you can follow here.

 

Original source – The Dan Slee Blog » LOCAL SOCIAL: Is it time for a Local localgovcamp?

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