#Digiblogchat Questions February 25, 2020

kidney photo

Our February 25th #DigiBlogChat is a special one, focused on living kidney donation. Our special guest is Amy Donohue, who is a living donor herself. Amy is a great friend and advocate for kidney donations. Listen more about Amy and her Social Media Stole My Kidney adventure on Ignite Phoenix:


Here are the questions:

  1. What have you heard about kidney donations?  Do you know any kidney donors?
  2. How do you become a living kidney donor?
  3. What are the emotional consequences of being an organ donor?
  4. The physical consequences? (Recovery? Normal food? Exercise? Scarring?)
  5. How healthy do you need to be to donate?
  6. Do you know someone on dialysis or had kidney issues? How did it affect them and their family?
  7. What kind of impact would it have if you donated a kidney?
  8. How safe is it to have just one kidney? What happens to the remaining kidney after one is donated?
  9. Are there ways that social media can help create a kidney community?
  10. What would it take for you to be a kidney donor? (Multiple choice on Twitter)
  • Parent got sick
  • Family member asked
  • Best friend needed it
  • Stranger or Celebrity needed


Section 508 Compliance, Social Media, and You

Section 508 Compliance, Social Media, and You

Section 508 Compliance, Social Media, and You

Section 508 Compliance, Social Media, and You

Of many obscure terms in social media, Section 508 compliance might top them all. That is, unless you’re in federal or state government. For those webmasters and the like, 508 is second nature.

Electronic and IT used by the Federal Government Must be Accessible

Not simply put, Section 508 is an amendment to the U.S. Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It mandates that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.

Social Media Must Be Available to Those with Handicaps

That means social media must be equally available to people with sight, hearing and other handicaps. Add sound or captions to content. Make posts compatible with braille readers. Write hashtags so they’re clear to everyone.

Benefits of Using Social Media Tools

Outside the government, you might follow the same practices. See if these benefits of using social media tools sound familiar:

  • Overcome organizational challenges–access to files and conversation streams anywhere, any time
  • Enhance communication–tailored discussion forums, social networking features and collaboration tools
  • Increase productivity–manage document sharing, tracking, storage and versioning
  • Save money–online vs. in-person; re-usability of outreach processes
  • Increase inclusiveness of outreach–national dialogues and online discussions for engagement with federal partners and stakeholders

Section 508 Compliance Is Good Practice

With that in mind, the March 13 will review Section 508 compliance. Not all aspects will apply for you, but you might get good ideas.

For information about tweetchats, you might want to read Tweetchats: How to Participate.

See You on #DigiBlogChat!


Section 508 Compliance, Social Media, and You

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