Updates to social media accessibility in 2017


Presented at 9:15am in Meadowbrook I/II on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.



  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


A continuation from the 2015 and 2016 review of social media accessibility: can we now say that social media is truly accessible to all?


In 2015 and 2016 Gian Wild reviewed the accessibility of the four major social media netowrks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn and found many accessibility issues; some rendering the social media network completely inaccessible. How does 2017 fare? When releasing content to social media can we be sure that it truly is accessible to all users? Gian Wild reviews the accessibility compliance of the four major social media networks and reports back.


  1. Dependent on 2017 testing (to be conducted in October)
  2. Dependent on 2017 testing (to be conducted in October)
  3. Dependent on 2017 testing (to be conducted in October)

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized, Web/Media/App Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Gian Wild

Gian works in the area of web accessibility: making sure web sites and mobile apps can be used by people with disabilities. She spent six years contributing to the international set of web accessibility guidelines used around the world and is also the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz. With offices in Australia and the United States, AccessibilityOz has been operating for five years. Its clients include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel. A 2017 Australian of the Year award nominee, Gian splits her time between Australia the US. A regular speaker at conferences around the world, in 2015 she presented to the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


Social media accessibility, 2017, PowerPoint