Inclusive design for social media is ethically the right thing to do given that fifteen percent of the world has some kind of disability. However, inclusive design just works in conjunction with how things work normally. TikTok uses subtitles on their videos which is useful for hearing impaired while also being a nice feature for everyone else on the platform. Making social media and websites easily accessible doesn’t mean screwing with the way things already work. These methods blend seamlessly and create a better internet for everyone.
- Fifteen percent of the world is living with some type of disability meaning inclusive design reaches out to many more people.
- Subtitles and image descriptions are some of the best ways to allow hearing impaired people to enjoy the content.
- Inclusive design means everyone can be apart of your community. It’s not just about losing fifteen percent of the market but also everyone else who are friends with them.
“Social media networks that have a lot of visual content benefit from including alt descriptions for their pictures.”