About this ArticleMAST Staff - 2023 Mar 28
April 13, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Bahcall Auditorium and Streamed
Space Telescope Science Institute’s mission is to share cutting-edge astronomy with the world. To achieve this, we must remember that the world includes people with disabilities: both scientists and the general public. During the Day of Accessibility, we will engage with the challenges around making science and technology inclusive.
Learn about accessibility efforts at STScI focusing on alt text, Jupyter Notebooks, and data sonification. We will also hear from our keynote speaker Joshua Miele: a MacArthur fellow and leader in adaptive technology design. Participate in a hands-on workshop to learn the fundamentals of how blind and visually impaired individuals access tech using screen readers. Attendees will leave informed about accessibility challenges in STEM and will be prepared to act as accessibility advocates in their work.
The Day of Accessibility is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend. The event will occur in person in Baltimore at the Space Telescope Science Institute from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST. Registration will close on April 6th; seats may be limited.
Can’t attend the whole day or make it to the event in-person? Many of the lectures will be streamed live, including Joshua Miele’s keynote, which is also open to non-attendees. If you would like to receive a link to view the stream, please select the “I would like to receive a link to stream the event” option when registering. This site will be updated with a link to the stream closer to the event. Slides for all talks will be posted ahead of time on the schedule, and all talks will be recorded and made available after the event.