Communication Blog

Ragan’s Communications Benchmark Report Shows Importance of Communications in Organizations

May 17, 2021
Annual research from Ragan finds increased access to senior leadership, stronger relationships with colleagues in other departments.

Accessibility Ambassadors: Designing Accessible Maps for All!

May 4, 2021
On May 27 we will be joined by Amy Ellison and Ruth MacDonald from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Kitty Hurley of MN IT Services, who will share their knowledge of map accessibility.
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Accessibility Ambassadors - Student panel on accessibility: Everyone is welcome… but are we?

April 5, 2021
On April 29, we are very fortunate to have a group of University of Minnesota students who identify as people with disabilities willing to discuss their experiences and share how inaccessibility affects them in their lives, careers, and education.
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axe-con 2021

February 15, 2021
This month the Accessibility Ambassadors will be taking a break from regular sessions to plan and prepare for our events this year. Rather than a Lunch ‘n Learn as usual, here is information about a free event you may be interested in called axe-con.
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Semester Break Survey Reveals Ongoing Student Concerns

February 4, 2021
In the Office of Undergraduate Education’s recent Semester Break Check-In Survey, students voiced concerns about academics, stress, and friendships.
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Future of Library Text Accessibility: The Promises and Potentials in EPUB

February 1, 2021
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on February 25 for a presentation by Kate Deibel, Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries.
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DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Universal Design

January 4, 2021
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on January 28 for a presentation by John O’Neill, assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
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DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Make ARIA Sing

November 9, 2020
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on December 2 for a presentation by former ambassador Jenn Czeck about Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) attributes.
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DIY Accessibility Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Creating an Accessibility Testing Plan

October 6, 2020
Join the Accessibility Ambassadors on October 29, for a presentation by ambassador Jen Sanders of the Office of Information Technology on accessibility testing and creating an accessibility plan for your team.
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Cultivating Inclusion Challenge

September 24, 2020
Our path to creating more inclusive, more accessible digital experiences for the UMN community lies first in awareness.
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