Thursday, October 14, 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm PST

Alone in the Ring

Presented by SMAC and Stanford Medicine and the Muse.

Alone in the Ring (a research-based theatre production about inclusive healthcare workplaces) is coming to campus during the Annual Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, SMAC and Stanford Medicine and the Muse hope to continue the discussion on how to spark and sustain change towards inclusive workspaces. Alone in the Ring is followed by a discussion between the team and audience members. During the presentation, audience members are encouraged to reflect: How inclusive is your workspace? How could you make it more accessible?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
5:00pm - 6:30pm PST

Disability in Medicine Stanford Alumni Panel online event

Docs with disabilities. Low-profile for so long but more prevalent than you might think. 

Join us for an exciting panel of Stanford Medicine alums practicing with disability and chronic illness as they break down misconceptions and challenge conventional wisdom. 

Panelists will include:
Dr. Peter Poullos (moderator): Executive Director of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition; Stanford Clinical Associate Professor in Radiology & Gastroenterology

Dr. Cheri Blauwet ‘09:  Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School; attending physician at Brigham and Women’s and Spaulding Rehabilitation; Paralympic medalist

Dr. Blake Charlton
‘13:  Cardiologist with Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute

Dr. Sharon Drost
‘02: Stanford-educated and trained Adult Neurologist; Medical Board Member of Doximity, Inc.

Dr. Maite Van Hentenryck
‘21: pediatrics resident; co-founder of Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

HEAL Network Faculty Fireside Chat

Presented by SMAC and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)

The OFDD team welcomes all Stanford community members to join our  Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL Network) event, Health Equity Research in the Disability Community, where faculty who do this work will share their experiences in a fireside chat panel. 

Moderator: Lisa Goldman-Rosas

Dr. Ken Sutha
Dr. Peter Poullos
Dr. Holly Tabor

Wednesday/Thursday, October 27-28, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

Apple Platforms Accessibility Workshop 
Co-sponsored by Stanford Medicine Equity and Strategic Programs, Technology and Digital Solutions Customer Experience and Support Services -Technology for Disabilities Committee, and SMAC

Day 1 - iOS: Wednesday, October 27 12:00-1:00pm PDT

Day 2 - Mac: Thursday, October 28 12:00-1:00pm PDT

Live virtual event by zoom

iOS Accessibility Overview
Dane Riley, Apple System Engineer, will provide an overview of the many, powerful accessibility features Apple has included in iOS and iPadOS. Many of these features can be used every day by all users. During this session we will focus on the main areas including vision, hearing, physical and motor skill challenges and learning and literacy.  

When: October 27, 2021 - noon - 1pm

  • Vision enhancements - Voiceover, screen reader, Siri, screen zoom, font adjustments & color and greyscale
  • Hearing enhancements - Video conferencing, captions, mono audio, alerts and hearing aid solutions
  • Motor skills enhancements - Simplified touch capabilities, Siri, text enhancements and external hardware support
  • Learning enhancements - Guided access, Dictionary, Safari Reader plus third party solutions


Review of the Top 10 macOS Accessibility Features
Dane Riley, Apple System Engineer, will provide an overview of the top 10 accessibility features in macOS. macOS offers key accessibility features out of the box focused on vision, hearing, physical and motor skills and cognitive and learning. We hope you will join us for this session.

When: October 28, 2021 - noon - 1pm

Top 10 accessibility features in macOS, in the following areas:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Physical and Motor Skills
  • Creating accessible content


Other Events on Campus

Disability Employment Resources

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