Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

Disability Inclusion in the Ongoing Pandemic

Speaker(s): Victoria Chavez, PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Northwestern University; Emmanuelle Marquis, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan; Stephani Page, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Women in Engineering ProActive Network; Matthew Dowell, Assistant Professor and Director of First Year Writing, Department of English, Towson University.
Date: Apr 21, 2023
Grant: AccessADVANCE
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an outsized impact on the disability community. Many people with disabilities are at a high risk for severe COVID and continue to avoid in-person gatherings. Other people have joined the disability community after acquiring long COVID. As organizations and communities return to pre-pandemic norms, what implications does this have for disability inclusion? What can we do to ensure our organizations are welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities?