Attend Events and View Recordings

Summary

Attend University accessibility events where you can learn more about making digital resources accessible, discuss related topics, and advocate for inclusion.

 

Upcoming Events

GAAD 2024: Built Without Barriers

The University of Minnesota will again host a half-day, online event on Thursday, May 16, 2024 as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This year’s theme is “Built Without Barriers."

We invite passionate and knowledgeable individuals to contribute as speakers. Complete the GAAD 2024 Speaker Interest Form by February 7, 2024.

Registration information will be available in April.

See the Built Without Barriers page for details.

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Physical Access and Inclusive Spaces Across Campus

This presentation will take a look at common access issues on a post-secondary campus and apply MN State Accessibility, the ADA, and good design to compare options. Additionally, the presenters will share some history on the UMD Commission on Disabilities and information about accessibility scans.

Presenters

  • Roberta
    Kehne
    Disability Resource Center, Twin Cities
  • Jodi
    Straka
    Office of Admissions, Duluth
  • LeeAnn
    Ilminen
    Chancellor's Office, Duluth
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Redesigning for Cognitive Ease

Alyssa Panetta has been designing and developing websites by hand since Y2K. She has worked for educational mathematics software companies and is currently a web designer/developer for the University Libraries, University at Albany. 

After a diagnosis of brain cancer in 2020 and subsequent treatment, Alyssa started a website called dear talula, where she writes letters to her removed tumor, which is preserved in a tumor research bank. 

Presenters

  • Alyssa
    Panetta
    University Libraries, University at Albany

Recording

Redesigning for Cognitive Ease recording (53:51 minutes)

Content Formats

  • Websites and Applications
Event

Designing Accessible and Inclusive Events and Meetings

Learn why inclusive design is important and what to consider when planning events and meetings.

Presenters

  • Enjie
    Hall
    Director, Twin Cities Disability Resource Center and Systemwide ADA Coordinator

Content Formats

  • Meetings and Events
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Accessibility and Typography

John O'Neill, a faculty member in the UMD Department of Art & Design, will cover what typography is and the basics of how people read. You will learn some best practices and principles of typography that will make your documents more accessible and inclusive.

Presenters

  • John
    O'Neill
    UMD Department of Art & Design

Related Badging Program Courses

  • Documents Course

Content Formats

  • Documents and PDFs
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Working With Cancer: the Impacts of Accessibility & Inclusion

Drawing on her personal experience with a stage IV cancer diagnosis in 2022, Phoebe Johnson will discuss the impacts an inclusive, equitable, and accessible work environment has had on her health and treatment journey.

Presenters

  • Phoebe
    Johnson
    Office of Information Technology
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Designing for Neurodiversity, and Avoiding the Neuromyths

Will Soward will discuss designing learning interfaces (such as learning management systems) for users with learning differences and permanent, temporary, or situational disabilities and explore the fundamental principles of designing for neurodiversity.

Presenters

  • Will
    Soward
    Tait Communications

Content Formats

  • All Digital Content
  • Course Activities and Materials
  • Websites and Applications
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Finalizing Your Learning-Centered Accessible Syllabus

This session links learning-centered course design strategies to specific rhetorical, pedagogical, and accessibility practices for developing a course syllabus for its primary audience: learners. It will incorporate strategies and principles, practices and examples, and reflection and discussion so that participants might reflect on ways to shape their Fall 2023 learning-centered syllabus as a core course document that is accessible, inclusive, and audience-aware.

Presenters

  • Ilene
    Alexander
    Center for Educational Innovation
  • Khaled
    Musa
    Academic Technology Support Services, Office of Information Technology

Content Formats

  • Course Activities and Materials
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Expanding Access and Inclusion in the Testing Environment

This presentation will discuss the scope of disability and address academic ableism, highlight DRC processes, and champion strategies for expanding access and inclusion in a testing environment

Presenters

  • Adam
    Tarshish
    Manager, Testing Center and Access Assistance units
  • Haylee
    Cloutier
    Testing Coordinator, DRC Testing Center

Content Formats

  • Course Activities and Materials
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Accessibility—Essential to DEI Work

DEI work often focuses on increasing representation, applying equitable hiring processes and policies, and welcoming new voices and perspectives. We are all still working on these goals, but we need to realize that without including accessibility in this work, we fall short. Join us and see why accessibility is essential to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Presenters

  • Patricia
    Izek
    Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility at the University of Minnesota Libraries

Recording

Content Formats

  • All Digital Content
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023

Faculty and staff across the University of Minnesota (UMN) are invited to register for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 18, 2023. In coordination with people and institutions around the globe, join us for a half-day-long online event based on the theme of Amplifying Accessibility.

Presenters

  • Enjie
    Hall
    Director of the UMN Disability Resource Center
  • Lydia X.Z.
    Brown
  • Other presenters

Content Formats

  • Course Activities and Materials
  • Documents and PDFs
  • Images, Video, and Audio
  • Spreadsheets