UMaine celebrates World Usability Day

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ORONO, Maine (WABI) - Folks at the University of Maine came together to celebrates World Usability Day.

It's a day that promotes the core values of equity, access, and inclusion.

The conference included several presentations and workshops surrounding topics such as creating a culture of access and designing accessible classes.

Organizers say professional, industrial, educational, citizen and government groups from across the state attended.

A keynote speaker spoke about making employment and post-secondary education the new norm for individuals with disabilities.

"We believe that if we tap into the potential that individuals have, we can increase the number of people who go to college and succeed in college. We can reduce unemployment. We can increase opportunity and equity for people with disabilities in Maine," said Sara Henry.

This is the first year the Student Accessibility Services at U-Maine has hosted the event.

They plan on making it an annual conference.