This social hub is for the entire New Paltz community! Whether you are launching a club or organization, getting ready for the big game, teaching a class in Minnewaska, or attending Alumni Reunion, our New Paltz Social Hub lets you tell the New Paltz story! Our platform allows you to easily share photos or videos using (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook). Be sure you tag your post with #NPsocial and check this social hub daily to see what's going on around campus.
Thinking about starting an official on campus social media account?
We welcome the creation of new accounts on campus, but ask members to contact our Marketing and Social Media Manager John Oles at email@example.com. He'll help you begin the process of becoming an official account that may be highlighted on our directory page. We have established a university-wide standard for the use, creation, and management of official branded social media accounts.
Don't see your posts on the Social Media Hub?
Check your privacy settings within the app and consider being public. Think of your account as a personal brand or your digital resume. When you graduate, your Instagram could actually help you land a great job in NYC!
Not seeing your Facebook post? Facebook supports hashtags internally, they have yet to release full support in their developer API -- meaning third parties (like #NPsocial) don't benefit from their hashtag search indexing.
Don't see your Flyer to promote your big event? We didn't build this hub to spam our viewers. If you have a large event coming up post amazing images not a full page of just text. If your event looks like fun people will show up!
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The keys to success in social media are being honest about who you are, being thoughtful before you post, and respecting the community.
Social Media Accessibility Guidelines
These guidelines are intended to help University staff, faculty, and students create social media content that is accessible to people with disabilities. Since, in many cases, there are limitations to the accessibility of a platform, you should check its associated documentation to determine which of its features support accessibility.
When social media content is broadly used by the University’s students, employees and/or the public to carry out or participate in its core educational and administrative activities, all available accessibility supported features of the platform should be utilized. These guidelines are not applicable when reposting or sharing content that is published by students, employees, non-university organizations, or external sources that do not conduct core University-related activities.
When social media platforms or aggregation tools such as HootSuite allow for alternative text descriptions on images, you should provide them. For best practices on authoring alternative text descriptions, refer to the alternative text description section of the 11 Key Accessibility Factors reference material. Such text descriptions of images will be read aloud to non-sighted or low-sighted users who rely on screen readers to consume social media content.
Captioning of Videos
For video content, you should provide captions of the audio for the benefit of those without hearing, who are hard-of-hearing, and who are non-native speakers. Captions can be either closed captions (where a user can turn them on and off) or open captions (where the text is embedded into the video and cannot be turned on or off).
Refer to these Video Accessibility Guidelines for more information. Check the social media platform’s accessibility support features to determine which captioning type (closed or open) must be employed for captions to appear when a video plays.
Context for Animated GIFs
At this time, the animated GIF format has either very limited or no accessibility support on most social media platforms. This makes the animated GIF content difficult for individuals who rely on screen readers to perceive. Therefore, you should not rely solely on animated GIF content in a social media post. When using animated GIFs, confirm that the post can be understood through its text content alone.
Hashtags are an important component of social media posts. When authoring hashtags that are made up of multiple words, use initial capitalization, also known as CamelCase. Utilizing this simple technique makes the hashtag easier to read for all users and is more consumable by screen readers since their synthesized voices can recognize and pronounce individual words, and won’t concatenate and garble them.
Emojis and Emoticons
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