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2022 Accessibility Events, Training, and Speaker Series

Please scroll below to read more about accessibility and disability inclusion-focused events, training, and speaker series that are taking place virtually and in-person at McMaster University in 2022.

National Accessibility Week events are taking place between May 30th-June 3rd, 2022.

Click on each accordion icon to read session descriptions and for registration information.

This page will be regularly updated.

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As part of National Accessibility Week

In this discussion we will look at various aspects involved in building accessibility into web governance such as team training, workflows in remediating and creating content, and working with difficult document formats. 

Monday, May 30th, 2022
11:00AM – 12:30PM
Zoom

Panelists: TBA

Moderators: Clark Cipryk, Web Accessibility Specialist, UTS & Jessica Blackwood, Digital Media Accessibility Specialist, Faculty of Science

Register at this Microsoft Form

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As part of the MacPherson Institute’s Teaching and Learning Month and National Accessibility Week

Learn to apply an overarching set of accessibility principles from McMaster’s FLEX Forward Accessible Education resource to concrete examples from online teaching and learning. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 
10:00AM – 11:30AM 
Zoom 

Facilitators: Devon Mordell, Educational Developer, MacPherson Institute & Kate Brown, Accessibility Program Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office

Register on Eventbrite

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As part of the MacPherson Institute’s Teaching and Learning Month and National Accessibility Week

Learn the core concepts of digital accessibility at McMaster and learn how to incorporate inclusive practices and techniques into the creation and delivery of presentations. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022  
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM 
Zoom

Facilitators: Jessica Blackwood, Digital Media Accessibility Specialist, Faculty of Science & Kate Brown, Accessibility Program Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office

Register at this Microsoft Form 

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As part of National Accessibility Week 

Join the Student Success Center (SSC) Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) team and guests for a panel QA, addressing your resume, how and when to introduce your authentic self. 

Audience: Open to students, alumni, and early career professionals with disabilities

Wednesday June 1, 2022
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Zoom

Facilitators: Katherine Hesson-Bolton, Diversity Employment Coordinator, SSC and Tanya Kett, Career Counsellor, SSC

Register at SSC OSCARplus, SSC Events 

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As part of National Accessibility Week  

Participants in this workshop will learn how to combine the 7 Core Skills of Digital Accessibility with resume design and will learn tips and tricks for optimizing their resumes for today’s job market. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022  
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Zoom  

Facilitator: Jessica Blackwood, Digital Media Accessibility Specialist, Faculty of Science

Register at this Microsoft Form 

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As part of the Faculty of Health Science 2022 Spring/ Summer EDI & Indigenous Health Equity Speaker Series and National Accessibility Week 

A presentation and panel discussion on the importance of reframing disability as identity / diversity of experience in healthcare education and practice. This discussion will introduce to participants the social model of disability, as well as theoretical concepts of medical ableism/saneism, racism, misogyny, and fatphobia through historical and contemporary frameworks of white supremacist, eugenicist, and/or colonial practices in medicine.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 
1:00PM – 3:00PM 
Zoom

Panelists: 

  • Aisha Wilkes, PhD Student, Department of English and Cultural Studies
  • Celeste Suart, PhD Student,  Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
  • Shaila Kumbhare, PhD Student, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Ameil Joseph, Associate Professor, Faculty in the School of Social Sciences

Moderators:

  • Jessica Blackwood, Digital Media Accessibility Specialist, Faculty of Science
  • Kate Brown, Accessibility Program Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office

Register at this Microsoft Form 

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This guest lecture has come to fruition in partnership with the University of Cologne, Cologne Germany, and will be taking place during McMaster’s National Accessibility Week and the University of Cologne’s Diversity Week.

This presentation, grounded in the personal, employment, and community organizing experiences of two disabled academic and support staff members, will discuss (1) harms that disable people with disabilities in education contexts and (2) relational routes in and through academia that mediate some of these harms.

Thursday, June 2, 2022 
10:00AM – 11:30AM 
Zoom
 

Guest Lecturers:

  • Alise de Bie, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the MacPherson Institute
  • Kate Brown, Accessibility Program Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jana Bauer, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Cologne

Register at this Microsoft Form 

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As part of National Accessibility Week 

Join the Student Success Centre (SSC) Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) team to Learn how to advocate for your accommodation needs and gain insight on when and how to disclose need for support.  

Audience: Open to students, alumni, and early career professionals with disabilities

Friday, June 3, 2022
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Zoom

Facilitator: Tanya Kett, Career Counsellor, SSC 

Register at SSC OSCARplus, SSC Events 

If you’re not sure about attending this session live during this timeslot, you may request a recording.  To do so, 1) register for this session on OSCARPlus, then 2) email careeraccess@mcmaster.ca with the subject line “Request for recording- Accommodations and Disclosure in the Workplace” 

This event in being brought to you as part of Career Access Professional Services (CAPS).  CAPS is an SSC imitative supported by SAS that provides support for students and alumni who identify as a member of an equity-deserving group or have barriers to employment. 

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As part of the Equity and Inclusion Office’s Human rights, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism Toolkit (HEAART) Series

Enhance your understanding of accessibility theories, concepts and practice and develop beginner skills to advance accessibility with the McMaster context.  

Thursday, June 9th, 2022 
1:30PM – 3:30PM 
Zoom 

Facilitators: Kate Brown, Accessibility Program Manager, Equity and Inclusion

Register at this Zoom Link

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As part of the Equity and Inclusion Office’s Human rights, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism Toolkit (HEAART) Series

Learn 7 Core skills for creating accessible digital content across popular programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  

Monday, June 13th, 2022
9:30AM – 11:30AM
Zoom 

Facilitators: Jessica Blackwood, Digital Media Accessibility Specialist, Faculty of Science & Kate Brown, Accessibility Program Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office

Register at this Zoom Link

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As part of the Equity and Inclusion Office’s Human rights, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism Toolkit (HEAART) Series

Learn core concepts of digital accessibility and how to create accessible and inclusive social media content on popular platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.? 

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 
1:30PM – 3:30PM  
Zoom 

Facilitators: Jessica Blackwood, Digital Media Accessibility Specialist, Faculty of Science & Kate Brown, Accessibility Program Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office

Register at this Zoom Link