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Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government
April 18, 2013
Source: U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
In collaboration with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has embarked on an effort to make social media content accessible to all users, including people with disabilities. More organizations are using social media to conduct outreach, recruit job candidates and encourage workplace productivity. But not all social media content is accessible to people with certain disabilities, which limits the reach and effectiveness of these platforms.
As part of a commitment to accessible technology, GSA and ODEP are working to collect best practices that companies, government agencies and individuals can use to ensure their social media content is accessible to all who need it. These efforts have fostered an online toolkit called Improving the Accessibility of Social Media in Government, located at: http://www.howto.gov/social-media/using-social-media-in-government/improving-accessibility.
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