Bridging the “Digital Divide” to Co-Curricular Life: The Importance of Accessible Social Media
CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD)
Colleges and universities have a responsibility to not only ensure equal access for students with disabilities to academic programs and curricula, but also to co-curricular life. In this digital age, social media are increasing important platforms through which college students communicate about and participate in student life and leadership opportunities. While barriers to social media can effectively exclude students with disabilities from student life opportunities, meaningfully accessible social media can empower students to fully and richly participate in all aspects of co-curricular life. Leaders of the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD) will lead a conversation about how they use social media to participate in student life and leadership opportunities. CCSD’s faculty & staff advisors will highlight some of the potential barriers in these social media and access solutions that can empower more students.