Presented at 9:15am in Colorado F on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.#36103
- Kate DeForest, Web/Digital Content Coordinator, State University of New York at Oswego
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
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.
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.
- The laws of atomic habits can be used to create simple, yet effective, shifts in workflows.
- Incorporating small, actionable steps can result in big changes to improve digital accessibility.
- Minimally shifting our environment, actions, and mindset can create systems that support good habits.
Kate DeForest is Web/Digital Content Coordinator for State University of New York at Oswego. She updates and maintains the university’s primary website and trains campus personnel on web and digital accessibility best practices. As a member and former chair of the Workgroup on Accessibility Practices, Kate has worked on a number of campus accessibility initiatives, including building Oswego’s Digital Accessibility website and launching multiple Campus Accessibility Challenges. Kate is a member of IAAP and a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). She has given accessibility-related presentations at numerous local, state, national, and international conferences, including Accessing Higher Ground, HighEdWeb, AHEAD, and Higher Education Connect.