Apr. 4: How Ecology Is Making Its Electronic Documents Accessible for People With Disabilities

Under OCIO Policy 188, all Washington state agencies are required to develop and implement a plan to ensure that people with disabilities can access and use information and data delivered electronically, such as through websites, web-based applications and digital files.

At our next meeting on Wednesday, April 4, Noon-1:00, a panel from the Department of Ecology will talk about how they are tackling accessibility for publications and other documents. They will discuss their project plan, development of templates and staff training. Presenters: Barbara Brooks and Danielle Klenak, Washington State Department of Ecology

Feb. 7: ‘Get Your APR’ Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion on Feb. 7 at noon, led by Janelle Guthrie, APR, Fellow, Communications Director for the Employment Security Department, and featuring local communications professionals with their accreditation in public relations. Hear how the APR has affected their careers and discuss the possibility of forming a local study group to support your efforts to achieve accreditation.

Jan. 10: Modern Marketing Techniques

The date of the January meeting has been pushed a week later than usual to Wednesday, January 10. The regular time holds (Noon to 1:00), as does the location (1021 8th Ave, Olympia).

Our presenter is Carlos Camargo, Chief Creative of Media Marketing Solutions, LLC. This local company is proud to work with some of the most respected companies in Thurston County and beyond by offering effective video marketing products at accessible prices. They’re proud and involved members of the Lacey South Sound Chamber as well as the Thurston County Chamber and have been the go-to solution for video marketing needs since they began in June. You can find some of their select work below:

According to Carlos, “We can bring tremendous value to an audience by providing insight into modern marketing techniques and ways to create an effective media presence online through social media, as well as tips on how to work with young people that possess the skills necessary to maximize online exposure.”

See you in 2018!