NYU students and professor develop a free, online course to train problem-solvers and changemakers 

“This February, the Governance Lab (The GovLab) at NYU Tandon launched Solving Public Problems, a free, online program to help ordinary people develop the skills they need to make a difference in their own communities. Beth Simone Noveck, a professor and the program’s creator, felt strongly that it’s often hard for even the most committed and determined person who wants to change the world for the better to know where to start.

So who better to enlist to help get this learning into people’s hands than students with expertise in technology, video production, and web-design, who had also taken this course with her before. Thus, she asked Anirudh Dinesh, Caitlin Gebhard, Nelson James, and Jason Williams-Bellamy to help her produce this first-of-its-kind, 12-part online program…”

Citation: “NYU students and professor develop a free, online course to train problem-solvers and changemakers.” NYU Tandon School of Engineering. February 24, 2021.


The Chaos Within: Empathy in Accessibility

Hosted by Joey Phoenix, The Chaos Within is a podcast from Creative North Shore celebrating the weird, the wild, and the creative – featuring makers, doers, artists, and oddballs exploring the unknown and tapping into their creative energy. In the episode, “Empathy in Accessibility with Caitlin Gebhard,” Caitlin joins Joey to talk about awareness, empathy, and accessibility in design. As a result of this interview, The Chaos Within started providing transcriptions to make their podcast more accessible to all!

Citation: Phoenix, Joey. “Empathy in Accessibility with Caitlin Gebhard.” The Chaos Within. April 27, 2020. Creative North Shore. Available from:

North Shore Pride Community Forum: Disability Awareness

Hosted by North Shore Pride, the Disability Awareness forum hosted a panel discussion about compassion, allyship, and advocacy for the Disabled community. As part of the panel, I answered questions about accessibility in the changing world of COVID-19 and accessibility advocacy at work.