Princeton Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
by Damian Sian

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY AWARENESS DAY APRIL 24th

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 graduated from Harvard Law School and identifies as a person who is deafblind. 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 the accessibility initiative at Princeton University.

“Princeton is delighted to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Our core values include equity and inclusion for individuals with diverse abilities. The day’s distinguished keynote speaker Haben Girma exemplifies the level of achievement that is possible when an institution commits to ensuring accessibility for everyone.” – Michele Minter