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Designing a More Accessible Mobile Web

In an environment that emphasizes mobile-first design, it’s critical developers think about accessibility first so users with disabilities aren’t left behind as the web continues to evolve toward mobile use.

Getting Familiar with Accessibility Tools

There’s almost no limit to what the average user can accomplish online, except for when the limit is being able to access the contents of the webpage in the first place, which is often the case for users with disabilities.

Accessible Design for Classrooms

With 48 percent of students across the world using computers in the classroom, it’s imperative that school work is accessible to students with learning and physical disabilities.

Citizen Journalism and Political Protests

Protests present a unique setting for journalists: three prongs of the public’s First Amendment rights — freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of petition — come together at every public protest or rally. Understanding rights while balancing these risks can make all the difference to citizen journalists and aspiring reporters.

 

What Can We Learn From Libraries That Use Design Thinking?

Libraries and librarians have evolved and their services expanded thanks to design thinking. Increasingly, their use of the process in solving community problems and addressing stakeholders’ needs has put them at the forefront of areas, such as improving community health, teen outreach and more. Rachel Ivy Clarke, PhD, assistant professor at Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Library and Information Science program, talks about how to successfully use design thinking.

 

14 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Public Relations and Advertising Professionals

Thanks to new communications platforms and evolving demographics, it’s important for students and professionals alike to continue educating themselves about the communications field. Whether you prefer to turn the physical pages of a book or swipe the screen of an iPad or Kindle, check out these top-rated books to stay ahead of the curve.