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Inclusive and Accessible Communication

Event Type
Professional Development
Disability Resources & Educational Services
wifi event
Feb 23, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Graduate College Events for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Join us all week for a series of events dedicated to helping you succeed in grad school and beyond! This workshop will be broadcast online at


Inclusive and Accessible Communication: This workshop will give you tools, tips, and strategies to make your presentations/communication more inclusive and accessible to individuals with disabilities. Participants will gain a greater awareness of visible/non-visible disabilities (i.e. autism, ahdh, learning disabilities), typical accommodations, and a better understanding of using accessible technology during events (i.e. blind, low-vision, deaf, hard of hearing).


Presenter Bio's:


Anuar Escutia Ponce de Leon: Anuar is Executive Director at Disability Access Network (DAN) and enjoys advocating for the needs of individuals with disabilities*.


RaeAnne Lindsay: In 2019, RaeAnne was selected for a fellowship through the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) which provides interdisciplinary training designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities*.


*Anuar & RaeAnne are both graduating with their Master's in Social Work at UIUC in May 2021 and are currently completing their internship at DRES in Career Services.


Check out the full list of events and more information on Professional Development Week at


See the full listing of Graduate College workshops at


*If you require any disability related accommodations to participate in this workshop more fully, please email

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