Prior Accessibility Events

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016

You’re invited to help Cal Poly celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
on Thursday, May 19th from 9:15 AM - 2 PM at Kennedy Library near Julian's Cafe.

GAAD is about awareness and to get people talking, thinking and learning about
digital accessibility (web, software, mobile) and users with different disabilities.

Come explore the empathy lab, interact with subject-matter experts, and engage
in hands-on workshops!

Schedule of Events (Kennedy Library)

  • 9:15 – 9:45 am – Kickoff (near Julian’s Café)
  • 10:00 – 2:00 pm – Empathy Lab is open to visitors (near Julian’s Café)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am – Workshop “Creating accessible DOC/PDF”
    by Tonia Malone in Room 216B (Active Learning Lab)
  • 11:10 – 12:30 pm – Workshop “How to use Amara to caption videos
    you don’t own” by Dr. Luanne Fose in Room 216B (Active Learning Lab)
  • 2:00 pm – Empathy Lab closes

Make accessibility a forethought...not an afterthought!

GAAD 2016 flyer (PDF)

Haben Girma Presentation - Thursday, May 26 at 11 AM (UU220)Haben Girma Presentation Flyer


Harvard Law’s first deafblind graduate, Haben Girma, excelled in large part because of the creation of a community that valued inclusion. Recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House, Haben moves us towards a world where people with disabilities access the same services, at the same institutions, and at the same time as non-disabled individuals. Technology designed with accessibility in mind truly transforms the lives of people with disabilities. Through this thoughtful presentation, Haben invites everyone to design services from the ground up with universal access in mind. To learn more about Haben, visit habengirma.com

Haben Girma Event Flyer

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