October is Disability Pride and Heritage Month!
This year join us for a mix of in person and virtual events. Please check out and share the DPHM event poster.
The Virtual Accessibility Scavenger Hunt
Join CDAD and NAU4All for our second annual virtual accessibility scavenger hunt. Complete each task to find the clues for your chance to learn about accessibility in our virtual environment and enter to win prizes along the way. nau.edu/virtualscavengerhunt
October 1st, 8th, 22nd, & 29th
The Accessibility in Design Workshop Series
Workshops will be held virtually Fridays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. throughout the month of October. Please share the Workshop Series poster.
Zoom Meeting, ID: 822 7903 0036, Password: DESIGN (Note: Zoom ID and password are the same for all workshops in this series)
October 1st, Designing Accessible Presentations Accordion Closed
The new remote and hybrid learning environment provides an opportunity to update writing and presentation practices. Join Sean Kugler, NAU’s Accessibility Analyst and Sarah Lipsey, a Technical Training Analyst with ITS, to learn best practices that anyone can incorporate into their writing and instruction. Participants will learn how to include all audience members through the use of personal self-description.
October 8th, Small Changes that Make a Big Difference: Increasing Accessibility in 10 Minutes or Less Accordion Closed
There are many quick and simple adjustments you can make when creating documents, videos, and other content to increase accessibility in a big way. Join Audra Travelbee from the E-Learning Center to learn how updating your design practices can lead to a lasting positive impact on communication.
October 22nd, Reframing Disability: Design Thinking for Accessibility Accordion Closed
Lyric Peate, a user experience lead with ITS, will present this interactive session that will explore how accessibility overlaps with usability on the web. We’ll also demonstrate how accessibility drives innovation through a design thinking exercise.
October 29th, Accessibility in WordPress Workshop Accordion Closed
In this interactive workshop we will show you how to create and add appropriate alt text to images and explore how to properly use meaningful text for hyperlinks in WordPress.
Cody Clark Magic
The Institute for Human Development and The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council welcomes Cody Clark for this year’s Disability Pride and Heritage Month. Cody uses magic to empower others to recognize their own uniqueness. Cody was diagnosed with Autism when he was fifteen months old, and he uses his empathy and understanding of the community to make everyone at each show feel heard. His combination of Autism Awareness, Self-Advocacy, and, of course, magic, will leave you with a different way of thinking!
October 12th, Sensory Friendly Magic Show Accordion Closed
2:30 – 4:15 p.m. in Eastburn Education room 190.
Cody delivers his magic in a sensory friendly way designed for those with moderate to severe disabilities. PLUS he features a segment on “Magic with Household Objects” to leave audience members with magic skills of their own!
Accessibility Scavenger Hunt
October 15th, 1:00 – 3:00, SAS Building
Join students, staff, faculty, and alumni for an engaging and active exploration of NAU’s North Campus through history and design. From the Student Academic Services building to the Aquatic and Tennis Center, walk through autumn leaves with True Blue Ambassadors and members of NAU’s disability community to discuss the ways in which the face of campus has changed and the ways has become more equitable and inclusive for all members of the university community.
Sound of Metal
October 19th, 7:00 pm, CAL Film Series, Cline Library Directed by Darius Marder; Starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, and Paul Raci; 2019, 120 min., R
Commemorate Disability Pride and Heritage Month with the story of heavy metal drummer Ruben Stone (Ahmed), and his struggle to navigate life and find his identity as he begins to lose his hearing. The film has been heralded as an evocative look at the experiences of the deaf community
Squirmy and Grubs
October 20th, 5:00 p.m. Preregister to attend Squirmy and Grub’s presentation.
Much of society believes people with disabilities cannot be valuable partners. Shane and Hannah share the hilarious ups and downs of relationship to disprove this damaging concept. With over 865,000 YouTube followers and over 146 million views, Squirmy and Grubs (Shane and Hannah Burcaw) identify and break down the various damaging misconceptions that society has about living with a disability. You’ll laugh and cringe at the real world encounters with ignorance that they share.
Conversation about Disability & Diversity
October 27th, 4:30 p.m. Zoom. Preregister to attend the Conversation about Disability & Diversity.
Everything you wanted to know about disability, but were too afraid to ask! Join Professor Matthew Wangeman and John McDermott as they host a dialogue about disability that values openness, honesty, and guests who come to learn!
7th Annual Sitting Volleyball Tournament
Rescheduled for the Spring semester. We hope to see you there!