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Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Office  
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The Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Office (DIEO) provides effective leadership to ensure that diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity are a thriving part of the fabric of the University of South Florida.

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Diversity Lecture Series with Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown presents Moving Beyond Rhetoric

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Black Heritage Month

Opening Celebration:
Wednesday, February 4, 2015; Organization Showcase – 5:30pm – 6pm, Official Program ; 6pm – 7:30pm; Marshall Student Center (MSC) Ballroom. This event serves as the official kick-off for Black Heritage Month at USF.  This program will host performances from several student organizations, a featured speaker, and a welcome from USF President, Dr. Judy Genshaft.  The organization showcase that takes place before the official program showcases various Black student organizations, USF campus departments, and Tampa Bay Community members.  During the showcase, food will also be served.

Inspirational Breakfast:
Wednesday, February 18, 2015; 10am – 11:30am; Marshall Student Center (MSC) Ballroom
The Inspirational Morning Breakfast will be Ms. Jocelyn Fisher, who serves as the Senior Athletics Director at USF Athletics.  During the Inspirational Breakfast, leadership awards will be given to faculty, staff, and students for their work, dedication, and commitment to make a positive impact on the Black community here at USF.  The food for this event is catered in by a local restaurant. 

Black Student Leadership Coalition:
Saturday, February 21, 2015; 10am – 2pm; Marshall Student Center (MSC) 2709
The Black Student Leadership Coalition is an opportunity for students to discuss the current state of leadership within the black community at USF and the Tampa Bay community. The event will provide leaders amongst Black Student organizations an opportunity to discuss ways to build community amongst themselves, discover ways in which they can collaborate on programs, and discuss ways to create leadership and mentorship in their organizations to ensure sustainability. 

For more information please visit http://www.multicultural.usf.edu/bhm.htm

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Exciting Training Opportunity

Two-day hands-on workshop for Web page authors, Web masters, accessibility testers, and anyone else who is interested in learning how JAWS® for Windows can be used to test and validate accessible Web page design.

Topics covered will include:

  • Using JAWS to navigate web pages

  • Common HTML attributes used by screen readers

  • How JAWS identifies web page elements

  • Section 508 and accessibility vs. usability

  • Using JAWS to test HTML code

  • Hands-on practice evaluating live websites

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Welcome to USF’s UNISEX restroom map, cross-listed with ADA accessible restrooms. This map was developed with the support of several campus groups including the Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the Transgender student group, and others who have labored to bring awareness to a needed resource on campus. A full list is included in the PDF file. We believe that this information will bring awareness to USF’s welcoming and inclusive campus and how these changes will improve the opportunity to focus on learning and working, as we continue to support an environment organized to provide basic human needs for everyone at USF.

link to USF Tampa Unisex Restroom Locations

link to Unisex and ADA Accessible Restroom Map

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USF Minimum Electronic and Web Accessibility Standards (MEWAS)

The University of South Florida is committed to creating websites, electronic course content, and on-line learning environments that are inclusive and accessible to all users. This explicitly includes users with disabilities who employ assistive technologies or other alternative means to access our electronic or web information.

USF has assured compliance with both Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires that all public institutions be accessible to persons with disabilities. Section 508 requires that the University make its websites accessible to users with visual, hearing, mobility and cognitive disabilities.

Developers throughout the USF System should take some time to review the documentation which outlines the standards and best practices for their implementations.

link to See full materials here

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Diversity Celebrations
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link toBlack History Month
February 1, 2015

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