Social Media Content Accessibility Checklist
Please use this checklist before posting to ensure your content is accessible to everyone.
- Images have a text alternative (apps like Instagram and Twitter provide sections for alternative text. If unavailable, provide alt text in the caption.)
- Images do not contain text (any image with text should be in alt text and include essential information in the caption)
For additional information, see Reviewing Images Guidelines
Video and Audio Media
- Media has a text alternative available in the post caption
- Media does not rely on video or audio to present essential information
- Videos have captions (and/or descriptive text if all or parts of the video have no dialogue) (auto-captions have been reviewed and edited for clarity)
Details are available at Video and Audio Content accessibility resources.
Media Captions and Descriptions
- Captions accurately reflect the purpose of the post
- Hashtags use camel case (for example, #MakeAccessibleContent)
- Emojis are used decoratively and sparingly (screen readers read emoji descriptions out loud. Emoji spam can be frustrating for users)
Accessible social media examples
Review these pages for great examples of accessible social media content.
- Microsoft Facebook Page
- A Day in the Life of a PWD: Person With a Disability Facebook page
- A11y Podcast
- Salesforce LinkedIn
- Accessible Social: A Free Resource Hub for Content Creators
Contact the Web Accessibility Team for questions or additional information about any checklist item.