Accessibility Forum


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Thursday, February 20, 2020


3:00 pm


Library Class of '51 Reading Room

On Thursday, February 20th, from 3-5pm and 6-8pm, the Committee on Disability and Inclusion (CODI) will be hosting a Campus Accessibility Forum. During this event, we will have opportunities for students and employees to engage with disability issues on Vassar’s campus and meet with others to share experiences. The goal for this Forum is to share observations and ideas to create change. Through this Forum, we hope to better understand the needs and experiences of students and employees in order to remove physical, social, and cultural barriers to full access.

We hope that you will be willing to offer your support to this project by advertising to your colleagues. Our goal is to connect people from across campus who are all passionate about the same things: disability, access, and inclusion. Please consider sending members of your team to engage with the campus in this discussion.

We will begin with brief remarks before breaking into focus groups to take in individual stories. Attendees will explore topics of physical accessibility, academic experience, and well-being. At the end of each two-hour session, we’ll come back together for closing thoughts. We would appreciate your participation in any part of the day and participants are invited to come and go as needed.

We are excited for your presence! Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Matthew Mueller

Office for Accessibility/Educational Opportunity