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2019 Conference

COM2: Inclusive Content Strategy

According to AmyJune Hineline from Kanopi Studios, “diversity” and “inclusion” aren’t the same, but they’re often lumped together as one idea. Diversity, she explained, is about representation; the array of differences in humans. Inclusion, however, is a conversation deepened by diversity. Diversity is when you count the people, inclusion is when the people count. Many of […]

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2018 Conference Usability

‘Can You Do It In The Dark?’ enlightens attendees on social media accessibility.

About halfway through “‘Can You Do It In The Dark?’ Making Your Social Media Accessible” — by Justin Romack, assistive technology coordinator with the Department of Disability Services at Texas A&M University, and Chris D’Orso, associate director of undergraduate admissions at the College at Brockport — Chris asked the room: “How many of of you think […]

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2017 Conference Usability

Using data to define cool at Purdue University

It’s always fun when you receive less-than-specific guidance on mission-critical campus projects, especially related to the web. At HighEdWeb 2017, Martin Sickafoose from Purdue University showed us that even something as nebulous as “make the website cool” can be accomplished through data-driven, strategic decisions. A brief history of Purdue’s website Martin started his presentation by […]

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2016 Conference

Hello from the Other Side: Painful Lessons Learned from a Website Redesign

Self-described morning person Lisa Catto kicked off the first morning of HighEdWeb 2016 in the UAD track with a tale of what went wrong with a website redesign process (#UAD1) mired in silos, led by the Department of Unicorn Studies and working with Lord Vendormort. The website redesign project at Lisa’s school took a wrong turn […]