Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day event
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Most sessions will take place at the Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Established in 2005, World Usability Day (WUD) is single day that occurs annually around the world and brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups to promote the values of usability, accessibility, universal design for the common objective to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.
An organization that prioritizes access, equity and inclusion creates an environment that respects and values individual difference. Inclusive organizations foster cultures that minimize bias, promote access to programs and recognize and address systemic inequities, which can create disadvantage for certain individuals. The UMaine event is designed to bring the campus and surrounding community together to help promote the core values of equity, access and inclusion and the belief that persons of all abilities have equal rights to engage in learning, employment and enjoying life to the fullest.
The University of Maine, Student Accessibility Services, a department of the Division of Student Life, with generous support from the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund is proud to host the conference “Equity, Access and Inclusion.” Equity, Access and Inclusion is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund. Working with partners at the University of Maine and beyond to offer presentations and workshops throughout the day.
SAS Partners for WUD:
- UMaine Division of Student Life
- UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
- UMaine Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
- UMaine The Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory