Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Accessible Content Shared Through Social Media, March 26

From the United States Access Board

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The use of social media by Federal agencies has become widespread across the Federal government. Agencies use social media to promote their mission and to engage members of the public. The next webinar in the "Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series" will take place March 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and cover how federal agencies can implement social media in an accessible manner. Representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will share their experiences in ensuring access to various social media sites and platforms. NIH maintains over 60 Facebook pages, 40 YouTube channels, 13 Flickr pages, and numerous Twitter accounts. The presenters will provide an overview of social media techniques, address common questions, review access issues and solutions, and offer best practices and techniques for making content accessible on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Twitter, and YouTube. They will also cover internal guidance that NIH has developed and other resources on the subject that are available.

Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. For more details or to register, visit https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/.

The "Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series" provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.

Date:

March 26, 2019 1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m. (ET)

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Dorsey Social Media Coordinator, NIH National Cancer Institute
  • Gary Morin Program Analyst, NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer

Registration:

https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/

Note: Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session. Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the session will be sent by email to registered individuals in advance of the session. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Video Sign Language Interpreters are available for each session and will be broadcast through the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.

STC WDCB Chapter Social Media Update: Meetup

Hello STC WDCB! Here’s a bit of exciting news about our Meetup group. We will be closing our Meetup group soon.

That might not sound too exciting at first. We know.

Here’s what’s exciting: We will be throwing our full support to a new Meetup Group, InfoDevDC, organized by our own Becky Todd for all our Meetup needs. InfoDevDC’s first meetup featured past STC president, Alan Houser, and InfoDevDC is planning a series of great #TechComm events in the area. We want to support them in every way possible.

And don’t forget, you can continue to find all our news about events and happenings through our other online resources, including this Events and News blog.

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Connect with us on Facebook, twitter, Linked In, Pinterest, and Flickr. We’ll keep you informed.

Sincerely,
Your STC WDCB Administrative Council

Admin Council Meeting for August 2014

Our next council meeting is Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm EDT.

Here is the call-in information:

Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7100
Participant Access Code: 250899#

All members are invited to attend and participate.