Accessibility Ambassadors December session: Designing Accessible and Inclusive Events and Meetings
Inclusive design is a practice supported by University policy that enables people, including those with disabilities, to have equal opportunities to participate. The goal of this session is to provide an overview of why inclusive design is important. Examples of elements to consider in the planning and implementation phases for events and meetings will be shared. The Office of Equity and Diversity has drafted a sample plan with a timeline, as well as a guidance document for presenters, which will also be shared during this session.
Enjie Hall (she/her) serves as both the director of the Disability Resource Center on the Twin Cities campus and the systemwide ADA coordinator for the University of Minnesota. As a person with disability, Enjie has passionately advocated for civil rights and full participation of people with disabilities through inclusive design and practices for 25 years. Enjie previously worked in the disability office at the University of Toledo, serving as director and ADA/Rehabilitation Act compliance officer. Before that, she worked in the disability office at the Ohio State University. She has presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to disability access, DEI, leadership/influence, digital accessibility, the role of the ADA coordinator, assistive technology, and navigating the interactive process. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) as well as a licensed professional counselor (PC). She is the proud mother of four lovely children, and her husband is a middle school teacher.
December session: Designing Accessible and Inclusive Events and Meetings
Thursday, December 7, 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 (November 22) 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: email@example.com.