Adhere to AODA guidelines. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) addresses barriers to achieve widespread accessibility for all Ontarians. There are five main standards for which legislation has been applied. Where these social media guidelines are concerned, we should pay special attention to the ‘information and communication’ standards.
- Create accessible videos online:
- Transcripts and captioning are required for videos uploaded to YouTube – YouTube offers tutorials on how to add captions manually.
- Visit DesignedgeCanada.com for tips on how to make YouTube videos accessible.
- Review and follow the platform’s accessibility tips. i.e. Facebook’s accessibility tips, Twitter’s accessibility tips – they even have videos for easier understanding.
- Review the accessibility and social media guidelines provided by Diversity and Human Rights.
On campus you can seek help through the The Digital Accessibility Resource Centre (DARC) which provides multi-media accessibility support to members of the U of G community through a variety of help services. You can visit https://www.uoguelph.ca/accessibility/web/digital-accessibility-help-services for more information about the services they provide.