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Pepperdine Launches Braille-Embossed Business Cards for Faculty and Staff

May 4, 2020  | 1 min read

Faculty and staff across Pepperdine partnered in fall 2019 to develop the University’s first-ever braille- embossed business cards to address a growing need and desire to provide accessible services to all members of the Pepperdine community. The cards, which mark an important step toward increased accessibility at Pepperdine, were delivered to the Office of Student Accessibility (OSA) staff in mid-October, signifying the culmination of a nearly three-month-long project.

The initiative was spearheaded by Anna Penner, assistant professor of sociology, whose scholarship focuses on the sociology of disability, family, inequality, and particularly on the behavioral and educational outcomes throughout the life of children with disabled siblings. Aware of accessibility efforts at other institutions, Penner inquired with the Seaver College Social Science Division about introducing braille-embossed business cards at Pepperdine.

The project was fueled by collaborations among multiple campus departments, including the Seaver College Social Science Division, OSA, and Printing Services. Jennifer Baker, assistant director of OSA, shared, “We are thankful for every person who creates access in every way. With this new avenue of accessibility, we hope the feeling of belonging at Pepperdine will continue to extend to more people.” 

Learn more about the cross-campus collaboration.