Digital Accessibility for Everyone Day


Join CWRU faculty, staff, and students on May 14th to celebrate the 13th annual Global Accessibility Day!

Hosted by [U]Tech’s Teaching + Learning Technologies, Disability Resources, Kelvin Smith Library, University Marketing and Communications, and UCITE, this in-person gathering promotes digital accessibility and inclusivity tools and resources at CWRU. Featured sessions include a panel of CWRU faculty discussing ways they are working to address inclusivity in their courses, an update on campus-wide efforts to make progress on improving digital accessibility, and demos of technologies that can be used to improve course accessibility. 

Join us for a day of exploration, learning, and community engagement.

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Digital Accessibility for Everyone Day Agenda

Panel Discussions

9:30-9:45 | Welcome Remarks

La Tasha Simms, Digital Accessibility Lead with Teaching + Learning Technologies, will start the day with opening remarks focused on Digital Accessibility at CWRU.

9:45-10:15 | Pioneers Panel

This panel of speakers will discuss the importance and impact of CWRU's Digital Accessibility Policy. 

  • Emily Mayock | Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications and Interim Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications Operations
  • Tina Oestreich | Assistant Vice President, Teaching + Learning Technologies, [U]Tech

10:15-10:30 | Coffee Break, provided by Bon Appetit

10:30-11:30 | High-Impact Digital Accessibility Faculty Fellowship Badging Ceremony & Discussion

Faculty participants in the 2023-2024 High-Impact Digital Accessibility Fellowship will discuss their journeys and impact of training and support on their perceptions of digital accessibility and their course materials. 

11:30-12:30 | Lunch Break, provided by Bon Appetit

Interactive Demos and Info Sessions 

12:30-1:00 | Echo360

Katie Skapin, Instructional Technologist with Teaching + Learning Technologies, will demonstrate how to improve video accessibility using Echo360.

1:00-1:30 | Read&Write Gold

Scott Bryden, Accommodated Services Coordinator, Disability Resources, will demonstrate literacy support tools that aid reading, writing, and research.

1:30- 2:00 | Ally for Canvas

Katie Skapin is back again to demonstrate how to create more accessible online course content in Canvas.

2:00-2:30 | KSL Services and Resources

Josie Cotton, User Experience Librarian on the Administrative Services Team, will present library resources and services that support digital accessibility.

Knowledge & Creativity Commons Scavenger Hunt

12:30-2:30 | Scavenger Hunt in the Knowledge & Creativity Commons at Kelvin Smith Library

As part of the Digital Accessibility Services and Support Scavenger Hunt, attendees will visit stations and learn more about tools and resources available to the CWRU community. Collect stamps on your event map to complete your map, then be entered into a prize drawing!

For any questions about Digital Accessibility for Everyone Day, please contact La Tasha Simms at

If you need accommodations or assistance, please contact Disability Resources.