Your Voice Matters: Join Accessibility Listening Sessions

February 06, 2024

UC Santa Cruz has a strong commitment to fostering an inclusive and thriving community, and our digital environment plays an increasingly important role in ensuring full and equitable access for individuals with disabilities and access needs.

The campus is conducting an assessment of UC Santa Cruz’s digital accessibility to understand the current state and identify opportunities for improvement. To gather a diversity of perspectives, everyone at UCSC is encouraged to participate in the upcoming listening sessions. Even if you aren’t familiar with digital accessibility, disability status, or involvement in accessibility services, you are welcome.

Participate in a listening session

  • Dates: Multiple sessions on February 26-28 (click the link below to see options)
  • Format: Zoom and in-person
  • Duration: 30-50 minutes per session, drop-in anytime during the session

Learn more and register to attend

Listening session format

The listening sessions will be facilitated by Access4All, a consortium of higher education accessibility experts from Rutgers, the University of Iowa, and North Carolina State University. The facilitators will introduce the topic and ask questions about:

  • Awareness of digital accessibility policies and processes
  • Access to training and resources available
  • Ways to optimize support for digital accessibility in the future

How will the information be used

Your participation in these information-gathering sessions is crucial. The insights gained will play a pivotal role in shaping broader strategic planning efforts for digital accessibility, ultimately improving the quality and effectiveness of the support and digital services we provide to our UCSC community.

Spread the word

Please share this invitation with students, faculty, and staff who might find these sessions valuable. More information and registration details can be found by visiting our project page.

Contact Jim Phillips ( if you have questions. If you have specific disability-related needs regarding your participation in a future listening session, please contact Jim Phillips as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your valuable contributions.