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Making Social Media Accessible Workshop

Get some bright ideas about making your social media content more accessible for people with disability.

When: Wednesday 8 July, 11am – 12:30pm

Where: Zoom

Cost: FREE! But places are limited to 35.



Social media is central to how many people get news and share information. However, the way content is shared on social media is not always accessible for people with disability, which may limit audience engagement.

Making Social Media Accessible is a FREE online workshop presented by Newcastle based accessibility trainer Bec Hogan (pictured above) which will provide participants with an extremely useful overview of the social media landscape from an accessibility perspective as well as some very practical advice on making social media content accessible and inclusive.

Learn about:

  • Accessibility features in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • How to include captions in videos
  • How to include alt text and descriptions for images
  • Best practice approaches to language, text and emojis
  • Useful apps for making content more accessible

Bec Hogan

Bec Hogan is the creative director of Gem Rock Media, a content creation and social media management business based in Lake Macquarie NSW. Bec also currently works for the ABC and previously worked for the BBC. Bec is also a multi-platform artist, working in photography, filmmaking and visual arts. Bec has made several documentary films, including Ascension, a Screen NSW funded film exploring the arts practise of a disabled artist.


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This workshop will have live open captioning and will be Auslan interpreted. If you have any other access requirements please advise when registering.


For further information, please contact our Arts Development and Training Manager, Liz Martin: or 02 8379 3102