GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Create Accessible Video and Social Media

A compilation of federal guidance, checklists, and testing information for creating and maintaining accessible video, multimedia, and social media using various popular electronic formats and channels including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vine, Wordpress and other social media tools. Sources for these resources are identified by abbreviations for federal components. Other valuable guidance from non-federal sources, including industry and academia, can be found from internet search using relevant keywords such as "accessible presentation".

Social Media

Guidance: methods, tips, and techniques on how to author and check social media for Section 508 accessibility.

Video and Multimedia

Guidance: methods, tips, and techniques on how to author and check video and multimedia presentations to make them Section 508 accessible.

Checklists: sets of yes/no or pass/fail checkpoints to help find and fix accessibility issues in video and multimedia presentations.

Testing: information on conducting formal tests formal tests and remediation on already-authored and formatted video and multimedia presentations.

See Agency Shared Guidance for other resources from agencies.

Abbreviations for Federal Component Sources of Information

  • DOL - Department of Labor
  • FCC - Federal Communications Commission
  • GSA - General Services Administration
  • HHS - Department of Health and Human Services
  • SSA - Social Security Administration
  • VA - Department of Veterans Affairs