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Join the OHIO-DAN in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Published: May 13, 2022 Author: Staff reports

Thursday, May 19, 2022, marks the 11th year of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD is an event that promotes digital accessibility and inclusion to individuals with disabilities and impairments.

This year, the OHIO Digital Accessibility Network (OHIO-DAN) is working to spread knowledge and awareness to the larger OHIO campus community on best practices for usability and accessibility.

The Digital Accessibility Network hopes that by conducting different interactive opportunities for the campus community, faculty, staff, and students can:

  • Have an increased awareness of the issues and challenges those individuals with disabilities encounter.
  • Foster an environment of inclusivity through further education and awareness of the issue.
  • Discover ways that they can make improvements to their own work to become more accessible.

The OHIO-DAN is a University-wide, interdisciplinary group of volunteers who are committed to helping Ohio University not only improve its current tools to meet accessibility goals but also incorporate best practices in coding, content creation, and the IT purchases made.

Want to be more involved? Consider joining the OHIO-DAN, where participants are encouraged to support efforts across all OHIO campuses to improve digital accessibility for everyone.