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About Erin Perkins
Erin Perkins is a deaf entrepreneur, disabled rights activist, and accessibility educator dedicated to making the business world more inclusive. Her fierce advocacy comes from her life experiences as a deaf woman and owner of a small online business, Mabely Q. Though she founded Mabely Q in 2018 as a graphic designer and online business manager, Erin’s true gift is working with CEOs who want to lead by example. Whether she’s teaching via a keynote speech, private workshop, or one-on-one consulting, Erin freely shares her experiences as a deaf woman with others to help make the world a more inclusive place for others with disabilities. She has captured audiences with her empathetic, patient style as a speaker to groups like The Rising Tide Society, Simply Profitable Designer Summit, The Creative Huddle, Blogger Breakthrough summit, and others. You can find Erin online at www.mabelyq.com.
How to Make Your Content Accessible
Erin shares that online accessibility is a subject that’s not readily discussed in online business owner communities. One main point that Erin drives home is that creating accessible content isn’t just right – it’s actually makes good business sense.
Captions and transcriptions are one of the easiest ways to create accessible content. Add captions to everything like videos on social media or your course platform. Create transcripts for your podcast (PERIOD). This is something that once you start doing – you can easily repurpose in your different content marketing efforts.
Creating a Workflow That Works
One challenge faced by many entrepreneurs is adding time to create more accessible content. Erin shares that it’s more important to focus on just starting than being perfect. She also says that you don’t have to have everything become accessible overnight. By adding in steps to your existing workflow, you have a better chance at making it stick rather than starting everything from scratch.
Best Tools for Accessibility
Erin shares some incredible resources for accessibility which she goes more in detail inside of her course: Accessibility Made Easy. Here are a few types of software that allows you to create transcripts and add captions to your videos easily for free or relatively low cost.
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