It’s not a secret that Instagram is a very visual medium. But while it’s easy to assume that people with visual or other impairments aren’t consistently using Instagram, that is not the case. That said, it is true they are not always able to enjoy it as fully as others since it’s not as common to come across accessible Instagram accounts. Now, I don’t think that’s because people aren’t interested in making their content accessible to everyone. Rather, people don’t know all of the ways they can improve their accessibility on Instagram (and other platforms).
That’s where I come in! As a visually impaired content creator and someone with a degree in digital media and web technology, I’ve put together a few ideas of steps you can take to create a more accessible Instagram account. These are suggestions that don’t require much additional time or effort, and only improves your ability to share your content with a wider range of people. If you want to see what some of these look like on an active Instagram account, be sure to follow me, @in.sight.full.life!