disAbility Awareness

October 2020 was disAbility Awareness Month!

The Kent State University Accessibility Committee invites you to watch the following events and click through the online resources provided during October's disAbility Awareness Month. The events and resources aim to increase awareness and promote inclusion for people with disabilities. These events highlighted the various and wide-ranging abilities of faculty, staff, and students with disabilities.



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Event Recordings and Resources

Watch the featured events from this year's disAbility Awareness Month (October 2020) and access online resources, below.

  • Virtual Voices of Disability Experience

    Virtual Voices of Disability Experience

    Video Series: During the month of October 2020 dAM featured a video series comprised of students, faculty and staff, who shared their personal stories and experiences with disabilities.Watch all three 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 provided practical design considerations for digital accessibility that benefits all learners. Watch for a video recording link, soon!

  • Meet Your Digital Accessibility Team

    Meet Your Digital Accessibility Team

    Recorded Oct. 28, 2020: Did you know that Kent State has a team that focuses on the accessibility of everything digital? Watch this webinar as it shows 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, Division of University Communications and Marketing, 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.




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