More reason to attend UC Tech: Focus on Accessibility

May 16, 2023

UC Tech, resilient, rising, reinspired, UC Tech 2023


This Thursday we will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). As members of the Programming Committee for UC Tech, we have been fortunate to partner with the Electronic Accessibility Committee (EAC) this year as we have been planning the conference. From this collaboration, we are pleased to offer the largest number of conference sessions ever that are focused on or related to accessibility. Below are the 16 presentations we believe anyone who has interest in or is passionate about digital accessibility should attend:

  • Siteimprove: Insights for improving User Experience

  • Siteimprove: Identify and Remediate Priority Accessibility issues

  • Disrupting Our Normal: Reimagining the Cultural Blueprint of DEIBJA

  • Bias and Data Loss in Transcript Generation

  • Leveraging Student Workers to Improve Digital Accessibility

  • The Accessibility Mindset: Moving Beyond Fixing, Remediating, and Adapting

  • Getting a handle on websites at your campus 

  • The story of a website bringing together the UCLA Community

  • The Accessibility, Privacy, and Information Security Trifecta

  • Resilient Multimedia: Best Practices in Higher Education

  • Diversifying Leadership Development

  • Usability Testing & Surveys: A data-driven, user-centered approach to designing Canvas templates

  • Disabled Technologists – Inclusivity in a Remote First World

  • Influencing an Inclusive Climate: Health IT Edition

  • Easy-Bake Accessible Videos: No-Cost Options for Adding, Posting, and Downloading Captions

  • Program Management Tools for a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Work Environment - A Case Study

You can access the schedule and description of the sessions on the 2023 UC Tech agenda webpage (speakers are in the process of adding photos and bio info so continue to check back). 

Register for UC Tech 2023

If you never attended UC Tech before, this year is the time to start. Many of our UC colleagues that work on accessibility are isolated from one another. Sometimes they feel like a voice calling into the void but the Electronic Accessibility Committee is working to change that. Please join us for a chance to meet other people that care about accessibility, learn about other accessibility projects across the UC campuses, and learn from one another towards making UC the most accessible university system. In person registration is limited, so be sure to secure your spot and register for UC Tech today!

Join the UC-wide GAAD webinar on Thursday

Don’t miss the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) webinar, “Your Path to Accessibility,”on Thursday, May 18, from 10 – 11:30 a.m This event will feature 10-minute talks by UC staff who will share practical skills, explain the importance of digital accessibility and answer audience questions. You’ll learn about accessibility projects at work throughout UC, including the VR Lab at UCLA and Tactile Maps at UC Davis, as well as how you can practice accessibility best practices when using LibreTexts, Zoom, social media, Tableau, Siteimprove and more! Register now

Stay Connected

There are several ways to stay informed or ask questions about UC Tech:

Join the conversation on Slack #uctech-conference and/or #events

Warm regards, UC Tech committee

Many thanks to the generous support provided by our UC Tech sponsors:

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