Global Accessibility Awareness Day — an annual event focused on providing accessibility and equity for persons with disabilities — is May 18, and Stony Brook University’s Office of Equity and Access (OEA) is celebrating accessibility through the month of May.
One way Stony Brook is joining in on the celebration is by taking the “No Mouse Challenge.” Some people with disabilities use assistive technology in place of the mouse, while other people with disabilities rely on the keyboard to navigate. Follow these three steps to take the “No Mouse Challenge”:
- FIND A WEBSITE: Find a website you are familiar with. This can be a personal site, a department homepage or even a shopping site you frequently use.
- DO NOT USE A MOUSE: Make sure that your mouse is out of reach (for example, behind your monitor).
- ENGAGE: Now engage in your typical activity using just the keyboard.
More information is available at nomouse.org.
Browse the resources available on Stony Brook’s Accessibility site and commit to doing your part to make Stony Brook more accessible.