As a community manager, you work hard to create resources that are available to as many people as possible. When it comes to digital resources, this includes making sure that your PDFs are screen-reader compatible, your Zoom calls are captioned, and your slide decks don’t feature text that is too small.
On this month’s call, we’ll hear from CSCCE staff and members of our community of practice about how to create accessible resources, as well as check whether your existing resources need an update.
Tools and techniques for creating accessible materials
With the shift to virtual and hybrid working and convening that has happened over the last few years, and the work of activists to raise awareness around accessibility, STEM community managers are increasingly responsible for producing online content and programming that is accessible.
In this month’s call, we’ll share our experiences creating screen-reader compatible PowerPoint decks, and hear from two members of our community of practice who have experience working with deaf and hard of hearing and visually impaired community members.
In an effort to make our shared learnings from the call more widely available (we know many of you won’t be able to make the call…hello, time zones!), we also plan on curating this month’s call into a tip sheet. If you’re interested in contributing to the creation of this resource, please let Katie know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Kobilka, Renaissance Woman Consulting
Rebecca Carpenter, Virtual Academic Community Manager, Deaf STEM Community Alliance, Rochester Institute of Technology
Maya Sanghvi, CSCCE
Join February’s community call to:
- Find out how you can make your resources and programming more accessible
- Learn techniques and find out about tools that help you check your outputs for accessibility
- Contribute to the CSCCE community of practice by co-creating a new resource
How to join
February’s call will take place on 22 February 2023, at 11am EST / 4pm UTC
Our calls are hosted in Zoom – click here and we’ll see you in the webinar!
Video or not? You’re welcome to turn on your webcam if you like but fine if you prefer just to use audio.
Our community calls generally last 90 minutes to allow time for discussion, but we try to keep all of the presentations within the first 60 minutes. We understand that virtual meetings have a tendency to overrun and overlap, so please don’t feel sheepish about arriving late or leaving early. We’d love to see you either way!
Please note: We’ll be recording this month’s call so that others who couldn’t make it can catch up later.
ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY CALLS
Our community calls usually take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 11am Eastern, but occasionally times and dates vary depending on speaker availability so please check our calendar of events.
Not yet in our Slack group? Request to join here.
We curate a growing collection of resources for community managers on our website. If you have any questions about our work, or are interested in partnering with us on a future project or call, please contact email@example.com.