AccessU at CSUN 2012: Social Media and Accessibility

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On Tuesday, February 28, at 8: 30 AM, Jennison Asuncion will lead a discussion about social media and accessibility. Many of those in the “Twittersphere” and on Linked In know of his commitment to sharing accessibility information. We at Knowbility think of him as the “King of Social Media,” and we know this session will get your day off to a lively start.

Since none of the popular social media platforms is completely accessible to all users with disabilities, Jennison intends to take a pragmatic approach.

Rather than eliminating different social media, the goal is to look at each of the popular platforms, identify which users with different disabilities may experience accessibility issues and why, and discuss strategies to ensure their inclusion. Throughout the session, participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences in using social media with audiences that include people with disabilities.

Jennison is an Information and Technology Accessibility professional who has been working in the financial services industry since 2001. In his other job, Jennison co-directs the Adaptech Research Network, where he has been researching and publishing on the use and accessibility of information and communication technology (ICT) in Canadian higher education for over ten years. In 2009, he led a Canadian study looking at the use and accessibility of social media by postsecondary students with disabilities.

As you’d imagine, Jennison actively uses social media particularly Twitter (@Jennison) and LinkedIn to increase broad awareness of accessibility.

He lives in Toronto and holds a Master’s in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal.

What are you waiting for? Be social and sign up for this workshop, along with others that will be held as part of Knowbility’s AccessU at CSUN 2012.

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