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September 2nd, 2016

Why Use CamelCase? 

Welcome back to school! 

This month many educators will use social media to communicate with colleagues, parents and students, incorporating hashtags (#) to tag and help categorize post content. How can we make sure they are accessible?

Use CamelCase

Probably you've seen tags written both ways: #backtoschool and #BackToSchool. CamelCase uses capitals with multi-word hashtags. The strategy makes it easier for screen readers to identify multiple words without spaces between them. It's also easier for people who don't use screen readers.

Learn more about accessible social media at this blog post by Mindy Johnson of CAST.

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