McKenzie's Experience

Attended Accessible Email Marketing

I was able to attend an accessibility workshop hosted by Rice Accessibility in Fall 2019. In my current role at Rice, I send upwards of 30 emails a month, so digital accessibility is very important for my position. The Access Team was engaging throughout the whole hour workshop and very thorough in their responses to questions. From this workshop, I learned valuable information on how to improve our current accessibility standards for our email sends and websites (above just alt text). I was so impressed by the workshop that I asked them to create a special one for my team. We held this workshop in January 2020 and it was a huge success. From this workshop, we have started implementing less PDF attachments, larger text, and header text on our websites (to name a few). After this workshop, my role has also shifted to focus more on accessibility testing, especially for our new websites in Drupal 8. Thank you, Rice Accessibility, for continuing to engage with campus partners about the small steps we can take to make digital content more accessible!