Accessibility Awareness Events

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) focuses on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people alive today who live with disabilities or impairments. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion.

Accessibility Event Series

Presented by Northeastern University Future Leaders and The Disability Alliance

Accessibility Resources for Students

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Description

The Disability Resource Center will present on resources for students, followed by Q&A.

If you work with students or are just curious to learn more about resources Northeastern offers, this event is for you! 

Presented By

  • Kyle Droz (he/him)
    Director, Disability Resource Center

Digital Accessibility Panel

Thursday, May 30, 2024
2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Description

What is digital accessibility, and how can I practice it in my work? Learn from our panel of experts.

Panelists

  • Alexandra Candelas (She/her)
    Lecturer, College of Professional Studies
  • Anaya Jones (She/her)
    Accessibility & Online Learning Librarian, Northeastern University Library
  • Chris LaRoche
    Lecturer, College of Professional Studies
  • Megan Reinle (She/her)
    Instructional Design Consultant, Information Technology Services

Supporting Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Description

Learn what resources are available to faculty and staff with a presentation from Human Resources, followed by Q&A.

Presented By

  • Kristen Ward (She/her)
    Associate Director of Absence Management, Human Resources

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

2024 Theme: Accessibility for Everyone
Join Northeastern University’s second annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day celebration!

Accessible Virtual Meetings and Digital Documents

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
1 to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Description

Learn strategies and best practices to increase the accessibility of your daily meetings and documents. From leveraging features built-in to Microsoft Office to understanding how to best present visual information, attendees will gain practical methods to enhance accessibility in their digital interactions.

Additional opportunities for learning and engagement will be highlighted, including other GAAD activities and a digital accessibility event co-hosted by Northeastern University Future Leaders and the Disability Alliance.

Presented By

  • Akira Fujita (He/him)
    Digital Accessibility Specialist, Information Technology Services
  • Anaya Jones (She/her)
    Accessibility & Online Learning Librarian, Northeastern University Library
  • Casey Hickey (He/him)
    Digital Accessibility Manager, Information Technology Services

Registration and Accommodations

Everyone in the Northeastern community is welcome to attend, and registration is encouraged.

To request disability-related accommodations, please use the registration form or email digital-accessibility@northeastern.edu.

Accessible Email and Social Media

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Description

This session will introduce principles and best practices for designing and sharing accessible email and social media posts. Attendees will learn how to reach the widest audience possible while honoring inclusion across the Northeastern community.

The workshop will focus on preparing content that is readable and understandable using various devices, including assistive technologies.

Presented By

  • Akira Fujita (He/him)
    Digital Accessibility Specialist, Information Technology Services
  • Casey Hickey (He/him)
    Digital Accessibility Manager, Information Technology Services

Registration and Accommodations

Everyone in the Northeastern community is welcome to attend, and registration is encouraged.

To request disability-related accommodations, please use the registration form or email digital-accessibility@northeastern.edu.


21-Day Accessibility Awareness Learning Path

Northeastern University has made a commitment to being inclusive, adaptive, and broadly accessible in our operations and technology. Northeastern is diligently working to expand resources and knowledge, and on crafting a sustainable, achievable roadmap for accessibility growth. As this work continues, it’s up to each member of the community to consider their impact on accessibility and inclusion.

The learning path is provided to help you understand the impact of accessibility and how you can can improve the accessibility of your workplace, classrooms, and communities everyday. Each of the 21 days will provide carefully chosen activities, with additional activities for any topic that you’d like to explore further.