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Accessibility for Faculty, Admin & Students Alike

Accommodations and disability considerations at every institutional level

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Aired in March

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There’s no shortage of accessibility-related considerations for professionals at higher-ed institutions to focus on. From ensuring smooth transitions for new students entering your institution with disabilities to meeting the accessibility needs of faculty members, equitable experiences must be provided to everyone at every level.

Watch to hear from accessibility experts from Disability:IN and The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) for a can’t-miss discussion that help your institution on its journey to inclusion.

Meet Our Speakers


The Honorable Katherine McCary

President, C5 Consulting, LLC and CEO, Disability:IN DC Metro

McCary is a nationally recognized disability inclusion strategist. She's a passionate thought leader known for her expertise in guiding organizations on their journey to full inclusion. She has experienced disability from a variety of areas; as an individual, as caregiver and as a parent of individuals with disabilities. Her career includes roles as a Chief Disability Officer, founding chair of Disability:IN and as a Presidential Appointee to the National Council on Disability.

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Veleka Gatling, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity Initiatives and Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University

With over 27 years in public education, Dr. Gatling has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director of special and gifted programs, and executive director of professional learning in various school divisions in Hampton Roads. During the Northam Administration (Virginia), she was appointed to the task force on Culturally Responsive Practices. She currently serves on the Task Force for Racial Equity at James Madison University.


Sharron Gatling

Diversity Officer, Space Telescope Science Institute and Vice President, American Association for Access Equity and Diversity

Gatling has over 20 years of experience from William & Mary, leading the institution’s equal opportunity and then diversity & inclusion efforts. She then served the university as an Employment and Policy Analyst before taking her expertise to lead diversity efforts for the Space Telescope Science Institute. She holds a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace.