UMich DEI office hosts panel on digital accessibility, policies for supporting disabled community
October 25, 2022October 25, 2022
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The University of Michigan’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hosted the first of four events in their virtual conference about digital accessibility on Oct. 20. Panelists discussed the University’s updates to its Standard Practice Guide (SPG) on electronic and information technology accessibility, which promotes complete and equitable participation of individuals with disabilities.
Tabbye Chavous, vice provost for equity and inclusion, began the event by outlining the Office of DEI’s goals for the conference.
“We hope conference attendees will take away a better understanding of the subtle and overt challenges faced and navigated by our disabled community,” Chavous said. “We hope attendees will learn about and be inspired by advancements being made due in large part to the presence and leadership of disabled community members — advancements that are critical steps to becoming the diverse, equitable and inclusive university we strive to be.”
Referenced within the SPG are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a standard published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The SPG also defines Electronic and Information Technology (EIT), [...]