Writing for Access

Nov 13, 2020

Person typing using a braille keyboard.Communicating to Ensure Accessibility Across Digital Platforms

Dr. Casey Boyle

Director of the Digital Writing & Research Lab and Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at UT Austin

November 13, 2020

As we communicate more through digital platforms, we have an opportunity to ensure that everybody, and every body, can access that communication. We typically think about access as availability, but access also includes providing the means by which people with disabilities may read/hear/see a communication. Whether it is a doc, PDF, a website, slide deck, video, or an image, we must consider multiple ways to make communication accessible.

In this session, Dr. Casey Boyle will overview the need for accessibility, some techniques for ensuring accessible practices, and survey examples of communication that provide good access.

This particular webinar was the latest in HDO’s Humans@Work webinar series. These free one-hour sessions provide participants with immediately applicable professional insights based on research by UT Austin’s top faculty. Be on the lookout for our next installment soon!

In the meantime, you can view Dr. Boyle’s past webinar on communicating to ensure accessibility across digital platforms below. 

Webinar Leader: Dr. Casey Boyle

Dr. Casey Boyle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas in Austin and Director of the Digital Writing & Research Lab where he researches and teaches digital rhetoric, media studies, accessibility, techno-poetics/ethics, and/as rhetorical history. He and his rhetoric and writing colleagues are developing new HDO Certificate Programs focused on digital storytelling, writing for social change, collaborative writing, writing for small business, and several other topics. Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when these programs launch.


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