Inside Equal Access Newsletter

Welcome to our Inside Equal Access newsletter! Catch up on the latest Inside Equal Access newsletters and discover what's going on in the world of accessibility.

Co-edited by Alison Haynes and Amanda Feaster, Inside Equal Access newsletters are issued monthly and feature helpful tips, upcoming events, community spotlights, and unique perspectives that shape the way we think about inclusivity at Kent State.


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March 2023 Edition of Inside Equal Access

Hello, Flashes family! It’s Alison writing this, and I just got back from California State University at Northridge’s (CSUN) Accessible Technology Convention. What an experience! It was attended by close to 1500 disabled users, care givers, and professionals from education, technology, business, and engineering industries.

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  • This month has incredibly powerful and valuable information: real stories of veterans, students with chronic illness, and being both LGBTQ+ and disabled. These are our people. We are ALL Kent State. This November we say to our Veterans: THANK YOU. Thank you for your service and thank you for choosing Kent State as a place to belong as a student and/or employee. We are better because of you.

  • October is DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH! In this edition, you'll meet Chloe Hayden (the autistic actress who authentically portrays neurodivergent people), see the statistical prevelance of invisible disabilities, wonder with us about how the metaverse will accommodate disability, and learn about Dr. Amy Grincewicz's (a Kent State Instructional Design Director) efforts to ensure accessible learning materials for all students.

  • For our first Fall 2022 edition, we focus on providing simple accessibility information for Kent State students, staff and faculty. Hear Olivia's Story about five years as an SAS student, read as two Kent State Student Accessibility professionals explain how accommodations in college are different (and better!) than high school, and take a look at new website content like our Accommodations Info For Faculty page.