Communicators’ Forum

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Next Communicators’ Forum

Thursday, Febuary 4, 2021 • 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Best Practices – Applying Accessibility

With Phil Deaton, Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator (DIAC), Brandon Werner, Screen Reading Specialist, and Martin Soave, Brand Identity Manager/Art Director

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a broader need for remote learning and meeting options, as well as increased demand for print materials that are available in digital formats. As a result, accessibility has become even more of a significant topic within our campus community. The need to identify and follow standard best practices has become increasingly important as well, not only in the digital realm but when developing print materials.

Please join us virtually for our next Communicators’ Forum on February 4, 2021, which will focus on the different types of accessibility challenges. Specifically, we’ll look at websites and content, meetings and events, and print materials.

Want to submit questions in advance? Email them to NOTE: There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation as well.


What is Communicators’ Forum?

Working as a communicator at a large, decentralized institution can be extremely exciting and exasperating at the same time. There are a lot of amazing things happening here but it’s hard to know where to begin sometimes. How are other U-M departments recruiting students? How are colleges using social media to reach their audiences? What are the best ways to share research findings with the media?

Communicators’ Forum was created to provide information and resources for marketing and communications professionals at the University of Michigan — to provide a regular forum for communicators to actually communicate with each other! We host special sessions throughout the year where we discuss the latest topics and best practices at U-M and in the field. These gatherings are also a great opportunity to share ideas, network and collaborate with colleagues from across campus.

We also offer six Sub-Groups that meet to cover specific areas of interest:

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