Phillip Deaton (he/him)

Digital Information Accessibility Coordinator

As the digital information acccessibility coordinator, Phil provides guidance and support around making information technology and digital content accessible for individuals with disabilities. Phil partners with various U-M units and groups to move forward digital accessibility initiatives and works with various groups internationally, nationally and locally to research the best ways to provide equal access to technology.

Phil has a Master’s degree in Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing and a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing and Creative Writing from Michigan State University, where he studied digital accessibility, organizational studies/theories, information design, web design and disability studies. Phil previously was the digital accessibility coordinator and a fixed-term instructor of disability studies at Michigan State University. Phil enjoys promoting disability culture and justice, playing video games and disc golf with friends, staying up to date on web and application development and hanging out with his partner, and their fierce cat, Shmuly.