RESOURCE: Watch 2024 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) webinar and learn about digital accessibility initiatives across UC

Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces: May 16, 2024. UC Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2024

On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the UC community gathered leaders for webinar called “Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces” which took place on May 16, 2024. The Electronic Accessibility Committee hosted this event, which included, eight (8) leaders across the UC gave presentations with critical insights on accessibility, and four (4) more served on a panel to discuss local accessibility initiatives. 

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UC Global Accessibility Awareness Day webinar on May 16, 2024, featuring University of California leaders in the field sharing best practices in their respective domains.

See key chapters from the webinar, segment by segment

  1. [01:27] Introductory RemarksMolly Greek (UCOP)
  2. [07:46] Panel Discussion about Local Accessibility Initiatives Andrew Berk (UC Irvine), Suzanne Harrison (UC Berkeley), Jim Phillips (UCSC), Jill Wolters (UCSF)
  3. [31:28] Accessible PowerPoint TipsJill Wolters (UCSF)
  4. [41:27] Accessibility in the ClassroomRachel Leigh Bellofatto (UC Merced)
  5. [54:42] Leading Laterally Brian McNeilly (UCOP)
  6. [1:03:51] Busting Through the Digital Glass Ceiling of Inaccessibility Ann Wai-Yee Kwong (UC Berkeley)
  7. [1:10:21] Stardew Valley Video Game Demo with Accessibility ModLucy Greco (UC Berkeley)
  8. [1:21:00] Q&A Douglas Harriman (UCOP)
  9. [1:24:53] Closing RemarksJudy Thai (UCOP)

Digital accessibility is a journey and not a destination. At their respective locations, these leaders are making accessibility a system-wide priority and a practice through improvements such as asynchronous job training, testing UC websites for users with disabilities, and ongoing professional development. They also taught strategies like making accessible PowerPoints, setting up an accessible classroom, and structuring accessibility point-people at your location. Educate yourself on digital accessibility using the resources below. 

UC Accessibility Resources from the event