Accessibility Awareness Event – May 19, 2022

Date(s): Thursday, May 19 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

To promote and raise awareness of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 19,2022, the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), and the Centre for Accessibility Services (CAS) are hosting an online event featuring keynote presenters, workshops, and other relevant sessions to showcase and learn about accessibility.


Joy Elan is an award winning author and spoken word artist from Oakland and Berkeley, CA. She uses her writing to advocate for civil rights for Blacks/people of color, women, and people with disabilities. With her poetry and novels, she speaks about social issues that affect people from locally to globally.

Joy received her BA degree in African American Studies at UC Berkeley and her MA degree in Education at Stanford University.

Keynote Presentation: May 19 (9-10 am)


Jay Dolmage is committed to disability rights in my scholarship, service, and teaching. My work brings together rhetoric, writing, disability studies, and critical pedagogy. My first book, entitled Disability Rhetoric, was published with Syracuse University Press in 2014. Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education was published with Michigan University Press in 2017 and is available in an open-access version online. Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability was published in 2018 with Ohio State University Press. I am the Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.

Keynote Presentation: May 19 (12-1 pm)



9-10 am – Keynote – Joy Elan

10-12 pm – Open house tables (face-to-face)
(Visit us in person at 1.) CEP by cafeteria, 2.) SUS Bldg, 3.) B Bldg entrance, 4.) G Bldg atrium, 5.) TTC outside main office

10-10:55 am – BB Ally Workshop (Ken Harmel & Soowook Kim)

11-11:55 am – CHAT-A (Chat Accessibility) Workshop (Rebecca Wassef)

12-1 pm – Keynote – Jay Dolmage

1-1:55 pm – Student Panel (Maureen Wideman – MC)

2-2:55 pm – Web Accessibility for Content Managers Workshop (Stephanie Jantzen)

3-4 pm – Kurzwil Demo Workshop 


Fill out our Survey/Draw to enter a chance to win Prizes!!

Visit us at one of our “Open House” tables.


– G Building atrium in front of the library
– Outside under the breezeway by Building B entrance
– S Building (SUS) in the atrium

CEP – Beside the cafeteria

TTC- Outside the main office

Prizes are a Joy Elan book, as well as 2 laptops


REGISTRATION is now open!

There is 1 link for the entire day of online sessions. Please join your chosen session 5 minutes before the start time. 
When you login, you will join a waiting room. The co-host will let you enter when the next session begins.



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Accessibility Awareness Event – May 19, 2022
Date(s): Thursday, May 19
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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