Design for inclusion: accessibility, citizenship and visibility in online social networks.

This teaching, research and extension project aims to understand the dimensions of accessibility in online social networks from the perspective of people with disabilities and to present proposals for the creation of interfaces and interactions that are more friendly and inclusive.

Coordenation: Camila Alves Mantovani and Sônia Caldas Pessoa

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Deficiency in online social networks: tensions between respect and prejudice.

This project, linked to the Research Center on Intermiditic Connections (Núcleo de Pesquisa em Conexões Intermidiáticas – NucCon) / Center for Convergence of New Media (Centro de Convergência de Novas Mídias – CCNM / UFMG), aims to expand theoretical and methodological aspects for the analysis of profiles of ordinary people, in the expression of Michel de Certeau (1998), in online social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, aimed at spreading respect for disability and against prejudice. Our goal is to understand the specificities of communicational dynamics that, paradoxically, give visibility to people with disabilities and, simultaneously, reinforce pejorative imaginary.

Coordination: Sônia Caldas Pessoa

Members: Lívia Gomes Laudares – (Fapemig Scholarship of Scientific Research)

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Public Communication: Innovation, accessibility and inclusion in institutional communication’s products.

This project is a partnership between the Department of Social Communication (DCS), the Accessibility and Inclusion Center (NAI) and the Communication Center (Cedecom), all from UFMG. This proposal has the goal of developing innovative communication formats and languages ​​that take into account the accessibility of universal design and the perceptions of people with disabilities as protagonists in this process.

Coordnation:  Regiane Lucas de Oliveira Garcêz
Members: Marcílio Lana (Cedecom), Adriana Maria Valladão Novais Van Petten e Marcelo Souza (NAI) / Anne Rocha Marotta, Henrique Alves Venâncio e Lucas Peconick Ventura Campos (High School Scientific Research – CNPq and Fapemig).

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Communication and Social Struggles: Who speaks on behalf of those in organizations linked to people with disabilities

The ongoing research presented to the Department of Social Communication of UFMG as a prerequisite of admission to the teaching career investigates how the processes of advocacy, leadership formation and representation in organizations are constituted, particularly in social movements and NGOs linked to people with disabilities.

Coordination: Regiane Lucas de Oliveira Garcêz

Members: Pedro Henrique da Paixão Rocha (Fapemig Scholarship of Scientific Research)

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New dynamics of organizational communication: analysis of the interactions between organizations and public in digital contexts

Contemporaneously, we perceive a very dynamic and frequent interaction between organizations and their audiences. The marked presence of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in society and their appropriation by different sectors and social strata have created challenging and instigating scenarios for strategic communication and, especially, public studies.

Coordenation: Camila Alves Mantovani

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Third Floor Radio – Rádio Terceiro Andar

This project aims to value the affections of students of Social Communication on the radio, a mean of communication considered by many as the listener’s companion in their daily life. In addition to discovering topics that affect Fafich’s (Faculty of Philosophy and Social Science) daily life, students discover their own talents that can be enhanced through radio, such as writing poetry, using the voice as a connection with the listener, showing ways of perceiving and being at Fafich.

Coordination: Sônia Caldas Pessoa

Members: Karla Eloara Scarmigliat (Siape Scholarship), students of the discipline Radio and Digital Media, taught by professor Sônia Pessoa, and professors of the Department of Social Communication of UFMG, who are project’s collaborators.

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