disAbility Awareness Month

October is disAbility Awareness Month!

The Kent State University Accessibility Committee invites you to attend the following events aimed to increase awareness and promote inclusion for people with disabilities. These events highlight the various and wide-ranging abilities of faculty, staff, and students with disabilities.

 

DISABILITY AWARENESS BY THE NUMBERS

1,642Students SAS Serves
19%College Students with a Disability
147Close-Captioned Videos
 

disAbility Awareness Month Events

Preview the featured events for October's disAbility Awareness Month 2020, below. Event registration, webinar links and additional details will be added throughout the month.

  • Virtual Voices of Disability Experience

    Virtual Voices of Disability Experience

    Video Series: Tune in during the month of October for our dAM featured video series featuring students, faculty and staff sharing their personal stories and experiences with disabilities. Check back  throughout the month for new videos!

  • Great Place Initiative: Disability as Diversity

    Great Place Initiative: Disability as Diversity

    Oct. 5 at 3:45 p.m.: This session provided an opportunity to challenge assumptions about disability and to learn about disability from a first-person perspective. Video recording to be uploaded soon.

  • Kaltura Reach Video Captioning

    Kaltura Reach Video Captioning

    Oct. 19 at 3:45 p.m.: This workshop covers the basics of adding captions with the Reach tool, and discusses best practices for optimizing the effectiveness of the captioning. Sign up for the Kaltura Reach: Video Captioning workshop using the link below. Check back for the video recording!

  • Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility

    Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility

    Oct. 23 at 9 a.m.: This presentation will provide practical design considerations for digital accessibility that benefits all learners.

  • Meet Your Digital Accessibility Team

    Meet Your Digital Accessibility Team

    Oct. 28 at noon: Did you know that Kent State has a team that focuses on the accessibility of everything digital? Join the webinar to learn how higher education tackles equal and effective tech access for all. 

  • Accessibility Resources

    Accessibility Resources

    Access Accessibility Resources from across Kent State University thanks to the Division of Information Technology, University Relations and the Division of Student Affairs. Resources include accessibility support; faculty development resources; teaching, learning and research support resources; toolkits and training links for October.

 

DISABILITY AWARENESS BY THE NUMBERS

55 millionAmericans with Disabilities
2,334 VideosKaltura Reached (since March)
27 InterpretersAmerican Sign Language (ASL)