Breakout 1F

9:00 am - 9:50 am Central Time

Eating Broken Pretzels: Social Media Accessibility

Presented by Sam Kelly, Digital Preparation/Remediation and Leadership and Planning at Americares

How can eating broken pretzels lead to a more accessible world? In this session, Sam will spark the conversation sharing her lived experiences, including how being a tiny transracial transnational adoptee in an interabled family has led to a call to arms for digital justice.

Sam will cover accessibility through the lens of a storydoer and provide tactical approach of accessibility for social media on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok and Clubhouse, including livestreams.

Sam Kelly (she/her/ella) is a hypewoman for accessibility and smiles. Sam is Bolivian-American, a multipotentialite and a community builder. She currently serves at the nonprofit Americares, where she leverages all social media in support of improving global health. Sam is a crusader of human-service over human-centered design because of her multiple intersectionalities and experiences. She’s an abolitionist for injustice, an artivist and embraces all things agile as a certified scrum master. She says make your social media accessible and say hello @IAmSamKelly on all social!

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