Participation of Underrepresented Groups

A diverse society demands diverse forms of communication. To engage people from different racial, ethnic, social, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a conversation about science and technology, you have to provide information that meets their needs and interests as learners.

Examples of our work

EESC strives to provide information in ways that are accessible to a broad range of people.

  • Our publishing team designs online materials that are compatible with screen readers used by people who are blind or who have low vision or limited mobility. View a screen reader accessible publication.
  • Our publishing team works with translators to provide materials in Spanish. Read one of our Spanish-language products.
  • Our multimedia team works with translators to dub videos into Spanish. Watch one of our Spanish-language videos.
  • Our multimedia team captions all videos we produce to ensure they are accessible to the hearing impaired. Watch one of our subtitled videos.
  • Our learning technology team ensures that all OSU Extension websites meet current accessibility standards.

Your next step

Ask yourself: Does my research have the potential to affect the lives of people from different backgrounds? Could I use help developing strategies to better engage people from underrepresented groups in science and technology?


If so, then contact us.