Accessibility Ambassadors: Working With Cancer: the Impacts of Accessibility & Inclusion

Fifty percent of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives, and emerging research suggests that a supportive work environment improves health outcomes for people dealing with a serious illness or condition. 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.

Johnson, a senior director of information technology at the University of Minnesota, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in August 2022. She is interested in the ways an intentionally inclusive and accessible workplace can make a difference in the well-being and health of employees.

Working with Cancer: the Impacts of Accessibility & Inclusion
Thursday, October 26, 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 (October 12) 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.