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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Accessibility Awareness Day 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Join IS&T Distance Education Services and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities in honoring Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. Faculty, Staff, and students are invited to ...

This event is free to the West Chester University community, but please register so we can plan accordingly!

When: May 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Business and Public Management Center, 50 Sharpless Street, West Chester, PA 19383

Register Now!

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Keynote Speaker

Alex Cohen is currently an assistant professor in the marketing department at West Chester University, where his research focuses on marketing to the disabled community with the goal of creating a more inclusive marketplace. While earning his Ph.D. in marketing from the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, he co-authored publications in enhancing the assurance of success in online programs for students with disabilities. Prior to beginning his doctoral program, Alex worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years where his experience includes   holding positions such as director of sales & marketing, general manager, and senior VP of operations. As a non-traditional student, Alex completed his Master’s degree in hospitality management in an on-line program at Drexel University. Diagnosed at age 20, Alex has a degenerative retinal disease known as Retinitis Pigmentosa which has robbed him of most of his vision. Alex lives in downtown Philadelphia with his wife and two young sons where he spends his spare time as an avid runner, novice musician, and remains deeply involved and committed to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Alex Cohen

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