Access That: Accessible Media Resources
Want to learn how to ensure your content and virtual events are accessible to people with disabilities? Watch our videos or read our guides below:
A primer on the features that need to be included to make you video content accessible. Includes resources and links for more information.
An in depth guide on accessible video production with links and examples.
A downloadable presentation covering captioning, audio description, alt-text, and transcripts
A quick beginning checklist for basic accessibility features for graphics, images, video, and written content
An in depth guide on making your Zoom meetings fully accessible. Includes set up for Zoom hosts and differences between Zoom Pro and Zoom Webinar.
Hey fellow media makers! Transcripts make videos accessible for many people, and without them, lots of folks are unable to enjoy your content. Watch our quick ….
Have you heard of this hack to make your videos accessible for blind and low vision social media users? Watch this video to learn how to Audio Describe.
Want to know our tricks and tips for making captions for your social videos? Watch this video! #AccessibilityIsCool
Alt Text provides people who are blind and low vision access to online visual information. Learn how to become a pro in just 60 seconds!
Why should you describe? As part of our #WhyDescribe campaign, Debra talks transcripts and why they’re so important – especially to those who are D/deafblind.
Imagine being left out of millions of conversations all across the internet. This is what happens to blind and low vision people when content on social media isn’t …
Accessible meetings are effective meetings. Whether you’re catching up with a friend or discussing the latest project at work, accessibility ensures that everyone can …
We know there are still barriers, and we don’t have all the answers (or the power to change platforms), but we’ll continue to advocate for and push our creative process to include a fully accessible digital environment. If you have suggestions for how we can improve our accessibility, please email us at email@example.com.
Accessible Media Resources For Creators
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Voice Generator (text-to-speech)
Audio and Image Descriptions
- ACB: Audio Description Training
- Alt-Text as Poetry
- Anti-Racist Audio Description
- Audio Description Network Alliance
- DCMP: Description Key
- How to Write Alt-Text and Image Descriptions
Exhibits and Events
- Accessibility and the Arts: Reconsidering the Role of the Artist
- Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice
- Assistive Listening Systems for People with Hearing Loss: A Guide for Museum Settings
- Audio Description for People with Vision Loss: A Guide for Performing Arts Settings
- How to Guarantee a Seamless Mobility Chain to Users with Disabilities?
- How to Make Museums More Accessible for People with Disabilities?
- Maintaining Accessibility in Museums
- New Publication Shares Ways for Museums To Be Accessible and Inclusive
- Reel Access: A Guide to Accessible Film Festivals and Screenings
- Resources for Museum Professionals
- Seattle Cultural Accessibility Consortium
- Writing Good Accessibility Information
- Accessible Activism
- Access Docs for Artists (information on writing an “access document” or “access rider” for disabled artists)
- ASL and CART Service Providers
- Best Practices for Zoom Hosts
- Best Practices in Access: Deaf Interpreters
- NDRN Accessibility Best Practices
- Downloadable Disability Access Symbols
- Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD)
- Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – Resources
Sign Language Interpreting
- Best Practice in Access: Deaf Interpreters
- The Revolution Must Be Accessible: this guide created by HEARD advocates is available in ASL, English, Spanish, and text only English and Spanish with image descriptions
- Tips for Interpreters Working with Deaf-Blind Consumers
Web and Graphic Design
- Accessibility for Teams
- Adobe: Accessibility by Product
- Color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products
- Colorblind Web Page Filter
- Color Contrast Checker
- Quick Reference: Testing Web Content for Accessibility
- Web Accessibility in Mind
- Web Accessibility for Designers
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview
- WordPress: Accessibility
Deaf and Disabled Creative Organizations and Groups
- 1IN4 is an intersectional coalition of disabled creatives currently working in Hollywood focused on long-term institutional shifts to increase employment and authentic representation of disabled people.
- Access-Centered Movement is a trauma-informed movement that attempts to dismantle the hierarchy of bodies and minds.
- Black Disabled Creatives is a searchable database for Black disabled creative talent.
- Deaf Spotlight showcases Deaf Culture and Sign Languages through the arts.
- Disability Art and Culture Project is a a disability justice-centered incubator for art, culture, and justice producing.
- Disability Visibility Project is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.
- Disabled And Here is a disability-led stock image and interview series celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC).
- Disabled Writers is searchable database specifically designed to help editors connect with disabled people working in journalism, or trying to break into the field.
- FilmDis is a a media monitoring organization advocating for authentic representation and inclusion of disabled people in front of and behind the lens.
- FWD-Doc: Documentary Filmmakers With Disabilities seeks to increase the visibility of, support for, and direct access to opportunities, networks, and employment for D/deaf and disabled filmmakers. Check out their resources page for additional resources: Resources.
- Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMP’d) serves as a resource for disabled recording artists and music professionals and their allies by amplifying disability culture, promoting inclusion, and advocating for accessibility in the music industry.
- Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.
- Social Audio Description is an audio description cooperative that provides a wide range of audio description services.
- Visionaries of the Creative Arts aims to present a visionary platform for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing artists BIPOC to collectively create, collaborate, and showcase their culturally distinct work through various forms of creative arts.
Social Media How-Tos
Facebook and Instagram
- How do I add or remove captions on my video on Facebook Profile?
- How do I add captions to my Page’s video on Facebook?
- How do I edit the alternative text for a photo on Facebook?
- How do I edit the alternative text for a photo on Instagram?
- Facebook Accessibility’s Facebook Page (@Accessibility)
- Facebook Accessibility’s Twitter profile (@FBAccess)
- Introducing auto captions
- Making TikTok more accessible to people with photosensitive epilepsy
- How to use TikTok’s text-to-speech feature
- How to add image descriptions
- Subtitles now available in iOS and Android
- Twitter Accessibility’s Twitter profile (@TwitterA11y)