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U. celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day - April 24

Princeton University will be celebrating the 6th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on April 24th. The keynote speaker at this event will be Haben Girma who identifies as a person who is deafblind and who graduated from Harvard Law School. Haben Girma has met with presidents Obama and Clinton and has delivered a TED talk. Haben’s message of finding access for diverse abilities in higher education will frame the University’s own commitment to providing access for people of all abilities. The event will also feature Michele Minter Vice Provost for Institutional Equity & Diversity and Jay Dominick VP for Information Technology and CIO; the two areas of administration that are leading they for the accessibility initiative at Princeton University.

Location
101 Friend Center and Atrium

Agenda
1:15pm – 1:30pm:

Welcome and opening remarks - Vice Provost Michele Minter

1:30pm – 1:45pm:

Princeton’s Digital Accessibility Initiative - Jay Dominick, VP for Information Technology and CIO

1:45pm – 3:00pm:

Keynote address and Q&A - Haben Girma

3:00pm – 3:15pm:

Closing remarks from Shawn Maxam and Damian Sian

3:15pm – 4:30pm:

Reception and opportunity to explore information tables (invitees include New Jersey Commission for the Blind)

Accommodations
Write to dsian@princeton.edu for event accommodation requests.