Inclusivity and Accessibility in STEM: Past, Present, and Future: Speaker, Anjaliya Sonnilal, ESSCO

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to welcome the Engineering Student Societies' Council of Ontario's (ESSCO) Inclusivity Commissioner, Anjaliya Sonnilal, as she presents "Inclusivity and Accessibility in STEM: Past, Present, and Future" as part of our ongoing NEADS Community Engagement Event series, on Wednesday, July 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

Drawing on her four years of experience within full-time STEM studies, Anjaliya Sonnilal discusses the many ways in which the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) lacks accessibility and accommodations, especially for students with disabilities. By discussing the barriers society often unknowingly creates and maintains that prevent disabled persons from full participation in education and crucial conversations, Anjaliya hopes to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for the entire engineering student community. While remaining mindful about how much work is still to be done, she also touches upon the growing trends in STEM allowing for these discussions around inclusivity and accessibility.

Join us July 21st at 1pm EST via zoom. Register in advance for this meeting.

Closed captioning will be provided. This event is supported by Employment and Social Development Canada and is a feature of our new Virtual Access for All two-year project.