disABILITY and Accessibility events: towards a more accessible campus
People with disabilities face issues concerning employment, social participation, transportation, and healthcare among others. To make societies more disability inclusive, the WHO suggests increasing awareness, promoting inclusion, and creating tools as well as guidelines for better processes. Studying and working can be quite challenging for people with disabilities.
In 2022 the disABILITY and Accessibility committee was founded as part of Radboud University's DEI office. This committee aims to improve the accessibility of the university. The committee’s goal is not confined to improving the campus’ physical access but also focused on increasing the accessibility of the campus for students and employees with autism or an anxiety disorder. Through panel discussions, lectures and other carefully curated sessions, the disABILITY and Accessibility committee contemplates questions of ableism, facilitating students and employees with disabilities, labour participation and more.