By Judy Thai. For many of us, our professional lives and the lives of our students have moved online with the COVID-19 pandemic. But is that online world accessible to people with disabilities? As a university committed to diversity and accessibility, we need to always think about making accessible choices.
That starts with simply learning more about accessibility.
How do I learn about accessibility?
No matter your role in the organization, learn how to make your work more inclusive and accessible. Here are some things you can do on May 21, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD):
- Join a session on “Teleworking for People with Disabilities”
- Volunteer for Be My Eyes
- Make your PDF accessible for the web or esignature
- Learn how to have accessible Zoom meetings
- Explore strategies for making online courses accessible
- Take an online accessibility class
Is UC holding GAAD events?
GAAD started in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion. It’s the third Thursday in May, and this year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are:
Other accessibility resources
- UC IT Accessibility Policy (pdf)
- Web accessibility standards checklist (pdf)
- Siteimprove web accessibility checker – free for UC personnel