DEI Collective Learning Series: Engage Session

What is Accessibility? Neurodiversity & Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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  • Holloway Hall (Bavaro 116) & Online

Attention towards accessibility has increased in many industries, becoming a highly discussed topic: from web design to architecture and engineering and beyond, accessibility is included as a best practice for industries and institutions to achieve. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides guidelines to ensure equitable access for persons with disability. Furthermore, an increase in discussions about neurodiversity has brought attention to invisible disabilities and conditions such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But what is accessibility and how can it be achieved effectively in education settings?

The Office of DEI (ODEI) at the School of Education & Human Development invites you to join Courtney MacMasters, Accessibility Specialist at the Student Disability Access Center, Student Health & Wellness and Lori Kressin, Coordinator of Academic Accessibility at UVA for "What is Accessibility?", the first DEI Collective Learning Series workshop for the Fall 2023.

Register to attend the session using this link, regardless of the modality in which you wish to attend.

Pre-readings and activities can be found here.

Session speakers:

  • Courtney MacMasters, Accessibility Specialist, Student Disability Access Center, University of Virginia
  • Lori Kressin, Coordinator of Academic Accessibility, University of Virginia

DEI Collective Learning Series: Read, Watch, Listen, Write

The Office of DEI at the School of Education and Human Development culls together monthly curriculum around issues of DEI for you to read, watch/listen to, prompts upon which to reflect on the read and watch/listen materials, and to engage as a community. The series is intentionally framed this way to allow faculty and staff to build a shared understanding of topics and concepts before engaging.

Event Information

Event Sponsor

  • Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion