Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics

Oct 27, 2022 02:00pm -
Oct 27, 2022 03:30pm

Event Description


Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics

October 27, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST



About this webinar

Join Mark McCarthy in this first of a two-part accessibility series and learn more about several facets of social media accessibility, including learning a little about disability itself, a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, why social media access matters, and more! 


Presented by Mark McCarthy

Mark McCarthy is a Senior Accessibility Engineer at the University of Illinois System Office’s Administrative Information Technology Services. He is primarily responsible for ensuring the accessibility of university applications and services, providing assistance and guidance where necessary. In addition, he also works directly with several campus units to assist in accessibility testing and remediation work, provides training to other departments and units, serves on the advisory committee for the IT Accessibility Liaison program, and is an instructor for UIUC’s Information Accessibility Design and Policy certification program.

He is an Illinois-certified professional in Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP), a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), and is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) ARIA Authoring Practices and Working Groups, working with colleagues internationally to promote accessibility, equity, and inclusion. His areas of interest include gaming accessibility; social justice and inclusion and advocacy; user-centered design; and the intersections of identity, gender and sexuality, and disability.


Registration closes October 26, 2022


This event is brought to you by the


This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Oct 06, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Oct 07, 2022 and ends on Oct 25, 2022.
Late registration starts on Oct 26, 2022.
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