Access Illinois is a hybrid event celebrating accessibility and inclusion at the University of Illinois. An optional lunch will be provided to in-person attendees.

Registration: To register, please complete the Access Illinois Registration Form.

In-person and lunch spots are limited, so register soon!

Registration ends Friday, March 31, 2023.

Date: April 6, 2023

Time: 9 AM – 2 PM Central, with optional tours from 1 – 3 PM.

Location: Beckman Institute and Zoom

Lunch Location: Beckman Atrium Center

Event Schedule Overview

Please see the Full Event Schedule for complete session listings, room locations, and available tour options. Online attendees, please see the Full Event Schedule for session-specific Zoom links.

Time Event Activity
9:05 – 9:20 AM Keynote Address: Nizam Arain, Associate Vice Chancellor for Access and Equity
9:20 – 9:50 AM State of Campus Accessibility
10:00 – 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session 1

  • Campus Accessibility Services
  • Panel Discussion: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Accessibility Research at Illinois: Infusing Disability Awareness and Inclusive Teaching Training with Student Voice
11:00 – 11:45 AM

Concurrent Session 2

  • Creating Inclusive Work Environments
  • Panel Discussion: Disability Etiquette
  • Accessibility Research at Illinois: Beckman Disability Design Studio
Noon – 1 PM In-Person Lunch/Poster Session and Exhibits
1:00 – 1:45 PM Q & A Session: Ask the ADA Coordinators
1:00 – 3:00 PM  On-campus Tours

This free hybrid campus event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (OVCDEI) and the Technology Accessibility Review Committee (TARC).  It is co-sponsored by:

  • Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS)
  • The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
  • College of Applied Health Sciences
  • College of LAS
  • Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
  • Gies College of Business
  • iSchool
  • Technology Services

Comments, opinions, and recommendations expressed are those of the speakers and presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, or the Technology Accessibility Review Committee.