• 39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18 - 22,2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Accessibility and Universal Design (UD) Connection with DEI

Date & Time
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 4:20 PM PST  
Platinum 6 (LIVESTREAM)  
As diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is prioritized by organizations, what is the connection with accessibility and universal design (UD)? What is a possible new paradigm approach for an organization to integrate these concepts? These questions will be explored in a mixed presentation and discussion format to address session objectives: • Understand accessibility and universal design (UD) definitions • Identify action steps to facilitate a paradigm shift in accessibility and universal design in connection with diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) • Application of inclusive design and Inclusionary practices Presenters will share definitions and how to develop common understanding around accessibility, UD and DEI within their organization. Content will include accessibility and UD efforts that include DEI integration and reduction of exclusionary accessibility-related practices. Presenters will share examples of strategies across industries (higher education, publishing, eCommerce, etc.) which work to unify UD, A11Y and DEI. Presenters are subject matter experts in accessibility, universal design, strategic planning, and training facilitation with organizations in the private and educational sectors.  
  • Higher Education
  • Government
  • Finance & Banking
  • Media & Publishing
  • Employment & Human Resources
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Organizations across industries are grappling with the intersection of accessibility and UD with diversity, equity and inclusion. This session will share examples and factors of common application of inclusive design and inclusionary practices.  
Primary Topic
Leadership & Strategy  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Education
  • Employment & Workplace
Session Type
General Track  


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