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OSD Talks

Global Accessibility Awareness Fair 2021

On Thursday May 20, 2021, Jimmy Cong and Jenn Dandle presented on the importance of electronic accessibility. They lead the audience through interactive exercises designed to demonstrate how the user experience could easily breakdown if a piece of software or website does not follow inclusive design practices.



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Crip Camp Panel Discussion

As part of the programming for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Campus Human Resources was proud to present a panel discussion of the documentary Crip Camp on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Moderated by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Becky Petitt, the discussion featured:

  • Crip Camp’s co-directors and co-producers Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, a 1978 graduate of UC San Diego and former Jened camper
  • Judy Heumann, internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community and former Camp Jened counselor
  • Jimmy Cong, staff member in the Office for Students with Disabilities and a 2018 graduate of UC San Diego
  • Syreeta Nolan, current UC San Diego undergraduate student, UCSA Underrepresented Student Officer and co-chair of the UCSA/UCGPC Disability Ad Hoc Committee



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Erik Hernandez's Speech at the 2019 UC San Diego Eleanor Roosevelt College Commencement

Recent UC San Diego alumnus and disability advocate, Erik Hernandez, addresses Eleanor Roosevelt College’s 2019 graduating class.


Inclusive Design: Access for All

On Friday April 12, 2019, the Computer Science and Engineering department hosted a day focusing on celebrating the diversity around the UC San Diego campus. Jimmy Cong, from the Office for Students with Disabilities, and Jenn Dandle, from the UC San Diego Library, gave a presentation on the importance of including accessibility into the development stage of software.


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UC San Diego 17th Anniversary Remembrance of Lives Lost on September 11, 2001

Listen to a speech given by Joanna Boval, director of the OSD, and James Seddon, UC San Diego Veteran of the Year for 2017, at 2018's campus remembrance event for September 11, 2001. People gathered at the memorial tree on Warren Mall at the foot of the Snake Path to remember those who lost their lives on that day due to terrorist attacks.