PDA Event: Accessibility Series: Social Media Accessibility Basics

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join Mark McCarthy in this first of a two-part accessibility series and learn more about several facets of social media accessibility, including learning a little about disability itself, a brief overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, why social media access matters, and more! 

Mark McCarthy

Mark McCarthy is a Senior Accessibility Engineer at the University of Illinois System Office’s Administrative Information Technology Services. He is primarily responsible for ensuring the accessibility of university applications and services, providing assistance and guidance where necessary. In addition, he also works directly with several campus units to assist in accessibility testing and remediation work, provides training to other departments and units, serves on the advisory committee for the IT Accessibility Liaison program, and is an instructor for UIUC’s Information Accessibility Design and Policy certification program.

He is an Illinois-certified professional in Information Accessibility Design and Policy (IADP), a Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), and is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) ARIA Authoring Practices and Working Groups, working with colleagues internationally to promote accessibility, equity, and inclusion. His areas of interest include gaming accessibility; social justice and inclusion and advocacy; user-centered design; and the intersections of identity, gender and sexuality, and disability.

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