Social Media Accessibility for People with Disabilities

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This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is looking at how disabled people can get easier access to social media. The Mayor recently issued a public notice advising a subcommittee to examine how local officials can make it easier for disabled individuals to access social media when they interact with local government. The Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI) reviews community concerns and other matters affecting people with disabilities in the city of Phoenix. The commission provides a great deal of input on the accessibility to city facilities and properties as well as public transportation needs. “Exposure on different social media platforms would be wonderful in helping us make a difference for the disability community,” said MCDI Committee Chair Nicole Anderson.Subscribe Anderson addressed multiple ways the city can support the commission in promoting their presence by utilizing the city’s social media accounts in addition to debating if the disability board should still have a presence on Facebook in keeping their page open. “It’s imperative to have a social media footprint out there because we want to let people know that we are active and play …

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