Thursday 20 May marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), celebrating a topic that all of us at the LX.lab are especially passionate about.

The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day official website

In honour of this occasion, we’re sharing some of the excellent blog posts from our contributors on different areas of accessibility.

Students Explain Digital Accessibility

We recently released our Students Explain Digital Accessibility project, which features five UTS students with lived experience of disability – our Digital Accessibility Ambassadors – discussing why and what you need to know about digital accessibility for learning and teaching. Take a look through the blog posts by the ambassadors below for helpful advice about incorporating accessibility into your regular practice.

  1. Creating accessible and comfortable environments for accessibility students by Jatin Dhanji
  2. For me, accessibility adjustments equal success by Ashley Willcox
  3. Why inclusive environments are important for learning by Jackson Tait
  4. Stop speaking into a black abyss, turn on your video by Bettina Liang
  5. To the student that’s hesitant to disclose by Elham Hafiz

You can see the ambassadors in action in our Students Explain Digital Accessibility video series.

Five from the archive

Over the years, we’ve been lucky to receive some fantastic contributions from the UTS community, and their advice remains relevant and important. Below are five posts from our accessibility archive.

  1. Switch your voice off by Emily Quinn Smyth
  2. My path to PhD, and disability in the university by Annmaree Watharow
  3. Living Accessed by Patrisha Domingo
  4. The Simulation Blues by Sarah Houbolt
  5. Let’s talk about accessibility in universities by Venetia Vecellio

You can search our accessibility tag for more posts and content.

Feature image by Juliana Kozoski.

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