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Creating Accessible Activities: Making Your Work Accessible for Individuals with Disabilities

September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Facilitator: Julee Farley, PhD, Director, Science Outreach Initiative, Penn Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Julee has experience as a knowledge broker and boundary spanner whose work focuses on increased access and equity for under-resourced populations. She has worked with PreK-16 educators and researchers to create mutually beneficial research-practice partnerships, research impactful interventions, and design inspirational outreach and engagement experiences. She has also worked as a program manager and formal and informal education program evaluator. Julee has a Ph.D. in Development and Biological Psychology from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University.

Description: This workshop will discuss the importance of creating accessible activities as well as present tools and strategies that will make activities more accessible and is intended for professionals who are new to or novices with accessibility. This workshop will: have discussions about accessible design (e.g., font and color) and how design can be used to create accessible documents and webpages; cover accessibility tools that users with disabilities may be using, such as screen readers, and how digital and virtual activities can be made accessible for those who are using these devices; and, present information about physical accessibility for those with mobility impairments as well as behavioral and cognitive supports for those with cognitive disabilities.


Membership TypeRegular
Available until September 19, 2023


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  • What is the format for this offering? This session will be online, powered by Zoom
  • When is the deadline to register? Registration will close on September 19, 2023
  • What is the registration cancellation and substitution policy? CUR will not honor cancellation requests for this offering since it will be recorded and made available to participants. Transfer of registration to another individual is free of charge but subject to member classification charges due to differences in rates. Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the CUR National Office.
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  • When will I receive login access to the offering? ​You will receive a confirmation email that includes the Zoom meeting information upon completing the registration.

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September 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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