1% Shifts to Increase Digital Accessibility

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Scheduled at 9:15am in Colorado F on Wednesday, November 16.

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Speaker(s)

  • Kate Percival, Web/Digital Content Coordinator, State University of New York at Oswego

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Did you know that shifting our actions by just 1% can lead to big changes? Kate Percival, Digital Content Coordinator for the State University of New York at Oswego, believes the four laws of atomic habits can be used to help improve digital accessibility. Inspired by the book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, Kate will discuss how to shift the digital accessibility culture using small, actionable steps that people can incorporate into their everyday habits and workflows.

Abstract

Our brains are wired to repeat habits. The things we do every day become habits that we continue. Sometimes we form habits without even realizing it! But did you know that shifting our actions by just 1% can lead to big changes? In the book "Atomic Habits," James Clear discusses ways to minimally shift our environment, our actions, and our mindset to create systems that help encourage and support good habits.

The four laws of Atomic Habits—Make it obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying—can be implemented in any area of our lives. While reading this book, Kate Percival, Digital Content Coordinator for the State University of New York at Oswego, realized that very similar principles were already being used on her campus to help improve digital accessibility. She believes these small shifts can help push the digital accessibility culture forward.

Inspired by the techniques Mr. Clear describes, Kate will discuss how to help shift the digital accessibility culture using small, actionable steps people can incorporate into their everyday habits and workflows.

Keypoints

  1. The laws of atomic habits can be used to create simple, yet effective, shifts in workflows.
  2. Incorporating small, actionable steps can result in big changes to improve digital accessibility.
  3. Minimally shifting our environment, actions, and mindset can create systems that support good habits.

Disability Areas

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Topic Areas

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Speaker Bio(s)

Kate Percival

As Web/Digital Content Coordinator, Kate is one of the primary leaders of SUNY Oswego’s web accessibility efforts. She helps maintain the college's primary website, ensuring information is up-to-date, accurate, and accessible. She also assists with training and supporting our campus website editors. In this effort, Kate provides general website support, creates and maintains content, and develops and refines information architectures. As a member of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices, she works with other campus accessibility experts to anticipate, troubleshoot, support, and resolve the practical digital accessibility needs of our campus community. Kate is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and has presented for Accessing Higher Ground, the New York State Disability Services Council, SUNY Technology Conference, among others.

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