8 min

In Under 10: Understanding Digital Accessibility With Matisse Hamel-Nelis PodCatalyst: The Official Podcast of IABC

    • Business

In today’s digital age, making sure your online presence meets basic accessibility standards isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s good for business, too.



In the latest installment of In Under 10, Matisse Hamel-Nelis walks us through the basics of understanding digital accessibility, recent examples of well-known brands that have gotten into hot water for not following standards, ways communicators can lead the charge by staying up on the latest regulations and more. 



Download a transcript of this episode.



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Matisse Hamel-Nelis, ADS, CPACC, is a distinguished Métis communications and digital accessibility consultant and PR professor at Durham College. She is also the founder and dynamic host of the influential PR & Lattes podcast, a collaborative space where professionals (emerging, new and established) can share their insights and ideas on public relations, communications and marketing topics. 



Her commitment to fostering an inclusive environment extends into her leadership roles within the professional community. As a professional communicator deeply proud of her Métis heritage, she expertly blends traditional storytelling with modern strategies to create impactful and inclusive narratives. As the vice president of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) for IABC/Toronto, Matisse is pivotal in shaping policies and practices that embrace diversity. Additionally, her influence is further amplified in her capacity as the chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for IABC, where she spearheads initiatives to enhance inclusivity within the profession.



She holds credentials as a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and an Accessible Documents Specialist (ADS), awarded by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. These designations underscore her expertise and commitment to advancing accessibility in digital communications, making her a respected authority in her field.



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LINKS

Mentioned in This Episode

https://www.accessible-social.com/

https://www.w3.org/

https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/s/

LinkedIn hashtag
#A11y



Connect With IABC on social media

https://twitter.com/iabc

https://www.linkedin.com/company/iabc/

https://www.facebook.com/IABCWorld 

https://www.youtube.com/user/IABClive

https://www.instagram.com/iabcgram/



Visit IABC Online

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https://catalyst.iabc.com/

https://wc.iabc.com/


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In today’s digital age, making sure your online presence meets basic accessibility standards isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s good for business, too.



In the latest installment of In Under 10, Matisse Hamel-Nelis walks us through the basics of understanding digital accessibility, recent examples of well-known brands that have gotten into hot water for not following standards, ways communicators can lead the charge by staying up on the latest regulations and more. 



Download a transcript of this episode.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Matisse Hamel-Nelis, ADS, CPACC, is a distinguished Métis communications and digital accessibility consultant and PR professor at Durham College. She is also the founder and dynamic host of the influential PR & Lattes podcast, a collaborative space where professionals (emerging, new and established) can share their insights and ideas on public relations, communications and marketing topics. 



Her commitment to fostering an inclusive environment extends into her leadership roles within the professional community. As a professional communicator deeply proud of her Métis heritage, she expertly blends traditional storytelling with modern strategies to create impactful and inclusive narratives. As the vice president of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) for IABC/Toronto, Matisse is pivotal in shaping policies and practices that embrace diversity. Additionally, her influence is further amplified in her capacity as the chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for IABC, where she spearheads initiatives to enhance inclusivity within the profession.



She holds credentials as a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and an Accessible Documents Specialist (ADS), awarded by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. These designations underscore her expertise and commitment to advancing accessibility in digital communications, making her a respected authority in her field.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

LINKS

Mentioned in This Episode

https://www.accessible-social.com/

https://www.w3.org/

https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/s/

LinkedIn hashtag
#A11y



Connect With IABC on social media

https://twitter.com/iabc

https://www.linkedin.com/company/iabc/

https://www.facebook.com/IABCWorld 

https://www.youtube.com/user/IABClive

https://www.instagram.com/iabcgram/



Visit IABC Online

https://www.iabc.com/

https://catalyst.iabc.com/

https://wc.iabc.com/


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/iabc/message

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