Access Granted: Coding and Crafting Accessible Content
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Tanya H Perez
6M ago
When most people, myself included, hear the phrase “online accessibility” they usually think first of including someone with visual disabilities. It makes sense, as the internet is largely a place to consume visual content ..read more
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These Are the Questions I Ask When Video Captioning
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Tanya H Perez
9M ago
I’m gonna. Are you going to? These were captions from a video I was proofreading several years ago. In the video, a young, Black man was speaking enthusiastically about a volunteer project that he and some fellow UC Davis student-athletes were participating in. A few minutes later, an older, white UC Davis administrator, also full of enthusiasm, was asking the student questions about the project ..read more
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Understanding That Communities Are Not Monoliths
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by Tanya H Perez
10M ago
“Perdoname, cómo llego al Estadio UC Davis Health?” I can only shrug my shoulders. Despite my surname and the color of my skin, I don’t speak Spanish. (Fact: I used Google Translate to construct that first sentence ..read more
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'Humility is a Great Teacher If You Are Willing to Listen'
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Anonymous
10M ago
When I started at UC Davis several years ago, I understood what it meant to find good-quality images for a website — how those images should reflect the content, and how they could elevate it and engage users. What I didn’t fully realize at the time was that the images I chose were a broader commentary on the makeup of UC Davis and the microcosm of the culture here.  ..read more
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STOO’-dents Leed by Ehx-AM’-pul
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by Anonymous
10M ago
But how do you say that ..read more
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Language Choice Should Not Be Unnecessarily Exclusionary
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Tanya H Perez
10M ago
Aspiring writers are admonished from using rote expression. Sometimes this triggers tricky questions even for experienced writers. Recently it was noticed our website described on-campus tours as “walking tours.” That word choice wasn’t made to belittle those who roll, but it was unnecessarily exclusionary. The fix was simple. Remove “walking.” No meaning sacrificed ..read more
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Ask HR to Help You Hire
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Tanya H Perez
10M ago
As we work to infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into our everyday practice, the topic of hiring often comes up in the conversation ..read more
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How to (Not) Apologize
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Tanya H Perez
10M ago
Communications is inherently human work, and inevitably, mistakes happen that cause harm. Understanding how to issue a sincere apology is important to caring for your community.  ..read more
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Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Tanya H Perez
10M ago
Data is not everything. It might be a little bit ironic when this sentence comes from a data analyst, but this is how I’ve been feeling recently when talking to some students. I also remember being told that “Ranking is important, but not that important” at the first focus group I attended at UC Davis. And I think it could be applied to our current situation, as well ..read more
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Examining My Own Hidden Biases
UC Davis Blog » DEI
by Tanya H Perez
10M ago
What I could do to support the DEI cause was to examine my own personal biases. I had already been thinking a lot about my biases over the past 11 years since joining UC Davis, but I wanted to go deeper. In the past year, I took several campus-sponsored DEI workshops. In all of them I had some painfully enlightening moments, a couple of which I will share here ..read more
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