The University of Maine will host “Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event” from 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.
The UMaine event is a conference designed to provide the opportunity for the campus and surrounding community to come together to help promote the core values of equity, access and inclusion and the belief that persons of all abilities have equal rights to engage in learning, employment and enjoying life to the fullest.
Presentations and workshops will be held throughout the day, with most sessions taking place in the Memorial Union.
Featured events include welcoming remarks by Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Robert Dana; keynote speaker Kelly Nye-Lengerman, who will discuss raising expectations for employment and post-secondary education for people with disabilities; the 70,273 Project commemorating individuals with disabilities who were murdered during World War II; and tours of the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory.
The event is free but registration is strongly encouraged. To register please go to Equity, Access and Inclusion Registration Page