Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are not accessible on their own. Anyone using a screen reader often has difficulty navigating social media due to lack of headers, no keyboard shortcuts, no alternative text for images, poor color contrast and videos with no closed captioning.
This applies both to a "free-standing" account, but also if you're embedding a Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feed on your website. You may be following best practices to make your social media account more accessible, however, if you repost someone else's material, it may not be accessible (i.e., images with no alternative text).
Below are a few articles that can help you make your use of social media a bit more accessible.
- Is Your Social Media Accessible to Everyone? These 9 Best Practices Can Help
- Accessible Social Media - a page from the University of Minnesota's accessiblity guidelines that has information about Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Flickr and Google+
- Social Media Accessibilty - a page from Queen's University how-to info on accessibility that talks about Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube
- How to Be More Accessible on Social Media - a Siteimprove article that looks at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkIn, Snapchat, YouTube, and Vimeo