Accessibility Ambassadors: 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.

Patricia Izek is presently Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility at the University of Minnesota Libraries. She is passionate about her current role, where she works to highlight the areas of opportunity surrounding the issues of equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility. She partners with the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University and co-presents Addressing Implicit Bias in the Search Process and Selection Processes workshop. Throughout her career, she has maintained a focus on furthering the understanding and importance of the issues of equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility.

Accessibility—Essential to DEI Work
Thursday, June 29, 2023 noon-1 p.m.

Registration for this session is required. Let us know if you are attending. By default, we enable auto-captioning in the webinar. Please let us know what additional accommodations we can provide. Two weeks notice (June 15) will help us to better fulfill requests. This session will be recorded, captioned, and shared with the Google Group.

About Accessibility Ambassadors

Accessibility Ambassadors is a group of University employees from across all campuses who are passionate about making U of M digital resources more accessible online. They bring different skills, strengths, and backgrounds, but all want to create an inclusive and accessible community at the U of M.

They host events to teach, advocate, and discuss digital accessibility topics and strive to be resources for the University community.

To learn about more accessibility-related events at the University of Minnesota, please visit Accessible U.

For more information about the Ambassadors, join the Google Group or send an email to: