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Matisse Hamel-Nelis

VP of Communications
Matisse Hamel-Nelis is VP of Communications for AbleDocs, and oversees both internal and external communications, partnerships, and conferences. She’s also the Director of Communications for the IABC/Toronto IDEA Committee. An international award-winner, she is best described as a strategic, forward-thinking communicator focused on goal-oriented social PR with accessibility at the fore. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Accessible Media Production from Mohawk College, and advanced diploma in PR from Durham College, in addition to the International Association of Accessibility Professionals’ Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and Accessible Documents Specialist (ADS) designations.

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Accessibility in communications: We can and need to do better

Posted in Digital Accessibility on July 15, 2022

I recently had the privilege and honour to attend and speak at the 2022 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference. My session, "Putting the 'A' in IDEA," was focused on...

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Putting the ‘A’ in IDEA

Posted in Digital Accessibility on June 16, 2022

There is no denying that there has been a shift for the positive in the business world as organizations, big and small, work to embrace the concepts of inclusion, diversity...

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AbleDocs Introduces the First-Ever Accessibility Management System: ADAlign

Posted in News on March 16, 2022

AbleDocs, the leader in digital accessibility products and services, is proud to announce the launch of ADAlign, the first-ever Accessibility Management System (AMS). “We live in a world where knowledge is...

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AbleDocs Launches ADReader at the 37th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

Posted in News on March 15, 2022

AbleDocs, the leader in digital accessibility products and services, with funding from the Government of Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Industry, is proud to announce the launch of ADReader,...

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AbleDocs and Converge Accessibility Announce New Strategic Partnership

Posted in Digital Accessibility, News on March 8, 2022

OAKVILLE, Ont. (March 8, 2022) —AbleDocs, the leader in digital accessibility products and services, and Converge Accessibility, an innovative leader in web accessibility, have come together in a new strategic...

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The Basics of Accessibility in Social Media

Posted in Digital Accessibility on November 5, 2021

Consider your latest social media post. Does it have an image? Maybe it has a video. This is great content for people who are sighted, but what about someone who...