Speaker Bio

Matisse Hamel-Nelis

Putting the "A" in IDEA

Matisse Hamel-Nelis, CPACC ADS (She/Her/Hers)
VP of Communications, AbleDocs, Canada

Matisse Hamel-Nelis is VP of communications for AbleDocs, and program co-ordinator of Durham College’s PR & Strategic Communications program. 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. Before working at AbleDocs, Hamel-Nelis was project manager for the Inclusive Workplaces grant at the CNIB Foundation. 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.