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FW: Upcoming CIOC 508 Best Practices webinar: Accessible Content Shared Through Social Media - DUE DATE 3/19/2019


From: Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E]
Date: Mar 21, 2019 12:30PM

On behalf of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.

Title: Accessible Content Shared Through Social Media
Date: March 26, 2019
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (ET)

The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place March 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET). 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. This webinar will 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. This session is intended for those involved in generating social media content for government agencies as well as other entities. Participants are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of the session through the registration portal<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.accessibilityonline.org%2Fcioc-508%2Fsession%2F%3Fid%3D110710&data%7C01%7Ccreagan%40access-board.gov%7Cbee86f46eb474bf27cd908d6a72e3b09%7Cfc6093f5e55e4f93b2cf26d0822201c9%7C0%7C0%7C636880214349232586&sdata=W7VgYZ%2BR%2FcoI8ErFZxM%2BwFhUrZrU%2FHiB99wXdvp05sA%3D&reserved=0>.

' Gary Morin, Program Analyst, NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer,

' Jennifer Dorsey, Social Media Coordinator, NIH National Cancer Institute
Register for the webinar<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.accessibilityonline.org%2Fcioc-508%2Fsession%2F%3Fid%3D110710&data%7C01%7Ccreagan%40access-board.gov%7Cbee86f46eb474bf27cd908d6a72e3b09%7Cfc6093f5e55e4f93b2cf26d0822201c9%7C0%7C0%7C636880214349232586&sdata=W7VgYZ%2BR%2FcoI8ErFZxM%2BwFhUrZrU%2FHiB99wXdvp05sA%3D&reserved=0>.
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 via 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 via the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.
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 electronic and information 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.

Sid Sharma, PMP
Operations Officer
CIOC/CAOC Accessibility Community of Practice
Office phone: (202) 219-0963