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Disability and Accessibility

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Where Your Wordle Post Went Wrong

Ahead of UMD’s First Digital Accessibility Empathy Lab, Check Out 7 Common Online Barriers—and How to Fix Them

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A Convincing Pitch for Disability Awareness

Alum Born Without Arms Uses Feet to Toss Ceremonial First Pitches, Shares Story on ‘To Tell the Truth’

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En Garde for Accessibility

UMD Fencing Club’s New Equipment Allows Athletes Who Use Wheelchairs to Participate in Sport

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Expanding Data Science Beyond Visualization

$2M in State Funding Supports Work Expanding Access to Field for the Visually Impaired

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A Second Shot at Playing Hockey

After Losing His Vision, Education Alum Rediscovers Passion, Works to Expand Access to Favorite Sport

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Going Beyond ‘Compliance Alone’

New ADA Officer Aims for a Campus That’s Welcoming to People of Every Ability Level

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Technology for All

The Trace Center Celebrates 50 Years of Making Computers, Phones Accessible

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‘Inclusion Matters’

New Program Enrolls UMD Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Education Researchers Awarded $2M in National Collaboration Supporting Students With Disabilities

Grant to Enhance Transitions to Careers, Postsecondary Education

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Grammy-winning String Quartet to Offer ‘Sensory-friendly’ Virtual Performance

Welcoming Event Aims to Connect Patrons With Autism, Sensory Issues to Arts

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Disability Summit to Examine Advances in Access, Equity

Global Panel of Virtual Presenters Will Speak on Effects of Pandemic, Social and Racial Justice Movements

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Making Puppy Raising ‘Pawsible’

Terp-founded Nonprofit Provides Financial Support to Volunteers Prepping Future Assistance Dogs

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