October is Accessibility Awareness Month at Charlotte
In observance of Accessibility Awareness Month, the Campus Accessibility Advisory Committee (CAAC) will host initiatives around accessibility awareness. Programs include:
Online accessibility courses are available anytime at onlinelearning.charlotte.edu. These courses are designed to remove barriers that may prevent people with disabilities from using the web. Courses include Introduction to Web Accessibility, OSs, Regulations, & Laws, WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Standards, Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), HTML5 & Accessibility, Accessibility & Design.
Mon Oct 18, 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 PM: Hidden Disabilities: What Employees and Job Seekers Should Know: The Career Center and CAAC invites you to participate in a conversation with Marty Musser, Advocacy Coordinator for Disability Rights & Resources on strategies around disclosing and asking for accommodations during the hiring process. Additional information available in hyperlinked title, or at https://hireaniner.charlotte.edu/events/2149.
Tues Oct 19, 2021, 9-10 AM: Accessibility in your Canvas Course: "Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.” In this webinar you will learn how to create and edit your Canvas resources for accessibility and good design considerations. To register, click the hyperklinked title, or go to https://uncc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcuyuqTkpG91EkiIPjU0rKvzi2sIVIGqu.
Wednesday Oct. 20, 2021, 2-3 PM: Disability and Networking: DisabilityIN-NC's (DI-NC) Executive Director Beth Butler will be providing practical guidance to students who have disabilities on how to network and build professional relationships. Additional information available in hyperlinked title, or at https://hireaniner.charlotte.edu/events/2150.
Thurs Oct 21, 2021, 3-4 pm Universal Design: Fast Facts Series: Video Captioning: This series focuses on Universal Design and how full accessibility benefits students with disabilities and adds quality to courses. In this session, we will define the basics of captions and the captioning process, differentiate between captions as an accommodation and as a form of accessibility and recognize captioned media as a component of Universal Design. For more information and to register, click the hyperlinked title, or go to uncc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUud--hqjgsHNJVTXn6rjXiCOezapcQjSdn.
UNC Charlotte is committed to having an accessible campus for individuals with disabilities, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. Providing an accessible campus, both programmatically and physically, is considered one of the top responsibilities of our institution. In addition, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to equal opportunity and to nondiscrimination in all areas in which it provides services to the community.
This website is designed to assist faculty, staff, students and the general public. We hope you will find resources that will help you gain access to UNC Charlotte and/or help you provide access for your programs and services.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.
If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of disability, you are encouraged to follow the guidelines as outlined in the policy statements below.