May 18 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Keynote speaker to address strategies for enhancing digital accessibility at JHU

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 is a day to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion.

JHU will have two events that day to raise awareness about digital accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities. The events are sponsored by IT@JH and Student Disability Services.

At 11 a.m., Jonathan Lazar, a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and director of the Trace Research and Development Center, will give a webinar titled Practical Strategies for Enhancing Digital Accessibility at JHU. He will discuss what faculty, staff, and students can do to promote and practice digital accessibility in their work. The talk will be live captioned and have ASL interpretation.

For faculty and staff who create or maintain course materials in Canvas, May 18 is Fix Your Content Day, a 24-hour global competition that provides an opportunity to learn how to improve accessibility of course materials using the Ally accessibility tool.

Detailed information and registration details are on the Digital Accessibility webpage.

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