Supporting a culture of accessibility

June 9, 2022

Build your team's accessibility knowledge


Every member of the team has a role to play when it comes to accessibility, and team leaders are key to supporting a culture of accessibility. If you’re managing staff, working on a research project, doing community outreach, or other types of group work, you can help team members create accessible content, host accessible meetings, and incorporate other accessible best practices into their work by guiding them to training and support.

To help build accessibility knowledge on your team, there are several resources available for members of the Harvard community:

Consider accessibility when growing your team


Include accessibility skills among qualifications you consider when interviewing and hiring prospective job candidates. Find ideas and inspiration in the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit by Teach Access.

Where can I get help?


We’re here to help! Explore the Accessibility for Managers page for resources on supporting your team, hiring practices, and project planning. You can also email Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) to schedule an appointment, or stop by DAS office hours.


Tomorrow: Digital Accessibility Services Open House


Date: Friday, June 10, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual - Zoom

Stop by the Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) Summer Open House on June 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to meet the DAS team and learn more about the services and resources we provide. There will also be a “Choose your own adventure” breakout session, where you’ll be able to join a discussion on a particular topic that interests you: Documents, Multimedia, or General Accessibility Questions.


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Upcoming trainings and events


Next month: Disability Pride Month Celebration: July 27, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Science Center Plaza - join us for salsa dancing and an American sign language workshop! For more information or to request accommodations, contact