The Weekly Challenge, 6th December 2021 – 4 Weeks To Go!6th December 2021
The January Challenge is almost upon us…there are 4 weeks to go!
What is The January Challenge?
It’s 31 days of creative challenges to kickstart the new year! Join us to start the year the right way. In 2021, 50,000 people took part and 96% of people said it had a positive impact on their wellbeing. Bring on 2022!
Each week in the lead up to the New Year, you’ll receive a creative prompt to help get you ready and raring to go!
With 4 weeks to go, we’d like to share with you our 4 top tips for making your social media posts accessible. – and there’s also a chance to try them out with the creative challenge below…
All kinds of people take part in The January Challenge, and we want as many people as possible to participate and enjoy the responses that people share throughout the month.
If you choose to share on social media, follow these top tips on sharing your responses in January and beyond:
Tip 1 – Hashtags
Use camel case (capital letters to start a new word) when using hashtags – like this:
Tip 2 – Alt Text / Image Description
Use the Alt Text feature to add an image description to what you are sharing. An image description is a factual description of the photograph or graphic you are posting. ie – where an object is placed, it’s colour and what is surrounded by.
Tip 3 – Video Captioning
If sharing video content, be sure to add captions. Captions are the text form of any audio information, and most platforms will allow you to edit an automatically generated transcript!
Tip 4 – Audio Description
Audio description is a form of narration to describe the visual content of a video.
Try describing what is in the video – what you look like, where you are or what you’re doing.
Find step by step instructions here.
Now let’s try it!
Reflect on your 2021. Can you identify four things that you’ have learnt this year? Maybe you learnt new words, or a new hobby or have met new people and learnt more about them? Find a way to share your learnings! You could record a short video, take a photograph, doodle a list or record a voice recording.
If you share online – try out our top tips and create an accessible post.
Have these things you’ve learned changed your perspective in any way?
Share your responses online with the hashtags #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge. Share these top tips with friends, family and colleagues, spread the word!