Accessible Word Documents, PowerPoints, and PDFs: Basics

This beginner’s document accessibility workshop is designed to train staff in the basic methods used for making Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations, and PDFs digitally accessible, for inclusion on university websites or for university-related business, including teaching, student services, and other administrative support. It is appropriate for anyone interested in learning how to make documents used in everyday university business more accessible and will cover the fundamentals of document creation and remediation.

Virtual:Caring for Ourselves in Challenging Times: Simple tools to boost resilience and reduce stress

The world around us is changing quickly and at times may seem overwhelming, which, if we are not careful, can lead to feelings of burnout and exhaustion. But there are simple tools and basic practices we can employ to help us navigate these changes and perhaps even grow from them. Join Danielle Casioppo, MS, Education Specialist and certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor with Being Well at Yale, for an exploration of simple daily practices to boost resilience and reduce stress, even in the midst of challenging times.

VIRTUAL: Kristina Wong for Public Office: On Race, Gender, and Comedy in Electoral Politics

Performance artist, comedian, and elected representative Kristina Wong is taking her raucous campaign online to arouse civic engagement and counter-hijack our democracy! An actual elected representative of Koreatown in Los Angeles, she was once a scrappy performance artist with a bright future in reality television. Now, the political system she used to ridicule is the one she’s become!!! Is she more effective as a performance artist or a politician? Is there actually a difference between performance art and politics? Can she Abolish ICE?!

Cafe IT: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Please join Ted Hanss, Assoc. CIO, Medicine & Health Divisions here at Yale and Erika Fleck, Director of Education and Information Technology at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University who will lead us in a discussion and training on best practices for giving and receiving feedback.
Learning objectives
- Describe the qualities of positive and negative feedback experiences
- Translate negative experiences into positive
- Demonstrate strategies for difficult conversations

Virtual: YAAA, WWN, & YLNG Book Club Discussion - Daughters of the Stone

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Working Women’s Network, and Yale Latino Networking Group for a book club discussion on Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. Daughters of the Stone is a lyrical powerful novel about a family of Afro-Puerto Rican women spanning five generations, detailing their physical and spiritual journey from the Old World to the New. Register by Friday, January 29 for a chance to win a free copy of the book!

Developers Lunch-and-Learn: Accessibility

The topic for this session is Accessibility Design, Annotation, and Tools. Accessibility should be considered early in a project during the design phase. Learn about the concept ‘Shift Left’ and how to incorporate accessibility checks into your designs. Topics covered include accessible color choices, keyboard, and user interaction annotation, and an introduction to the wide variety of evaluation tools available.

VIRTUAL: Beyond the Ballot: Local Matters

Join us for the second event in our “Beyond the Ballot” intercultural civic engagement series, co-hosted and co-sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, La Casa Cultural, Native American Cultural Center, and the Community Initiative. This Thursday’s event will highlight the importance of local politics, voter registration and civic engagement with a panel discussion followed by a live Q&A. While this election day has important national implications, we must also recognize and understand the impact local officials have on our daily lives.

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