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Tips for More Accessible Meetings

A hybrid work environment presents many challenges; one of the most frequent is preparing for meetings, specifically making meetings accessible for all participants. If you are planning a meeting – hybrid or onsite – Berkeley Lab’s IDEA Office has some tips for making the meeting accessible to all attendees. A hybrid work environment presents many […]

Universal Design: How to Create an Accessible World

  The disability rights movement gave us universal design—the concept that accommodation for one group will help everyone. Examples in everyday life include curb cuts, ramps, automatic doors, and closed captions. Check out this infographic and tell us what designs you want to see in the future.

Accessibility Is for Everyone: Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021 Webinar – May 20, 2021

Digital accessibility isn’t just for coders or web designers. All of us can do something in our daily work to make the world more accessible and inclusive for people who may have disabilities, whether temporary or permanent. May 20 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and the UC Electronic Accessibility Committee is hosting a webinar to […]

API Heritage Story: Sandy Roth

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Sandy Roth, Interim Senior Human Resources Division Partner, is Chinese-Vietnamese-Cambodian-American. She shares the story of her mother whose family faced famine in China and genocide in Cambodia before immigrating to the U.S., and of her experiences growing up in […]

The Next 90: All Access Past, Present & Future

Celebrate the Past: All Access Since its founding in 2015, the All Access Employee Resource Group represents members of the disability community and their allies. All Access seeks to advance inclusion and equality for everyone in the Berkeley Lab community.     Experience the Present: All Access All Access advocates for a more accessible laboratory […]

Exploring the Intersection of Black History and Disability Inclusion

In honor of Black History Month, Nakisha Pugh, senior policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), posted a blog on “Exploring the Intersection of Black History and Disability Inclusion.” In the blog, Pugh recounts the story of Brad Lomax, a Black American who played an essential role in both the civil rights […]

New Accessibility Tool: Zoom, Google Meet Captioning

Video meeting platforms help remote work teams stay connected; however, they can have hidden accessibility barriers. Thanks to our IT Collaboration Services Group, live captioning — a tool that can help ensure that content is accessible for all — is now enabled on Zoom as well as Google Meet. Video meeting platforms have become the […]

Three Questions for the All Access Executive Sponsors

This October is the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). To celebrate, Executive Sponsors of the All Access Employee Resource Group – David L. Brown and Helen Cademartori – share what NDEAM means to them and how Berkeley Lab has become more accessible over the years. What does NDEAM mean to you? […]

Disability Employment Awareness Discussion – October 26, 2020

The All Access Employee Resource Group presents an event on Disability Employment Awareness hosted by Jennfier Kumiyama and Kevin Gifford-Tinker. This is a discussion about the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce and the importance of accessibility in obtaining employment and in the workplace. Date: Monday, Oct. 26 On Google Calendar Time: 12 […]

Building a Future That Works – Celebrating the 75th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Labor hosted “Building a Future that Works,” a virtual celebration of the 75th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s passage. The event explored the crucial role of accessible technology in this year’s NDEAM theme of “Increasing Access and Opportunity” for […]