There are more than one billion people around the world with disabilities and impairments, and awareness of these issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion is on the rise in the workplace, according to the U.S. Department of Education Accessibility.
Recently, Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) hosted accessibility experts from Penn and Harvard for a virtual panel discussion where they discussed removing digital barriers for people with learning disabilities and the blind and low-vision community and how organizations can improve accessibility and digital inclusion for people with physical disabilities.
The event featured Kara Gaulrapp, senior web accessibility analyst at Penn; Nicolas Meyering, business administrator; and Kyle Shachmut, assistant director, digital accessibility services at Harvard. The conversation was moderated by Tonya Bennett, director of educational technology at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
Bennett recapped the panel discussion and talked about accessibility awareness with Penn Today.