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Disability Etiquette: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Spaces

Accessibility is very important at Duke and everyone is encouraged to keep it in mind, especially now in our hybrid work environment. We believe web content needs to be accessible to people with a wide range of abilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological abilities. But how?

If you’re unsure about what the web accessibility requirements are at Duke, how to meet those standards, the etiquette around discussing disabilities, or how to have a “people first” approach to communications, Joel Crawford-Smith, the senior web accessibility administrator in Duke’s Web Accessibility office, can help.

Duke OIT has prepared a series of accessibility trainings this fall to help guide members of the Duke community who manage websites, produce video or graphics, or anyone interested in creating a more inclusive online environment.

Below, please find information about the first training session.

10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15
Disability Etiquette: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Spaces
Boost your social awareness. Discover the guiding principles of disability etiquette. Learn appropriate vocabulary, communication, and interaction.
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