Disability Employment interactive webchat
In October, Americans celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to recognize the creativity, innovation, and skill that people with disabilities bring to our workforce. Take part in an interactive webchat to hear accessibility experts and disability rights advocates discuss how businesses benefit from the expertise and skills that people with disabilities offer and how a lack of accessibility excludes them from the workforce and hinders economic growth. The panelists will share best practices and answer viewer questions related to accessibility standards in transportation, buildings, and communication, as well as diverse hiring practices.
The live chat, “Disability Employment: Removing Barriers to Prosperity in Europe” will take place on October 30 at 16:00 Moscow time.
David Capozzi — Director, U.S. Access Board (moderator and speaker). David Capozzi is the executive Director for U.S. Access Board, an independent agency of the United States government that is dedicated to accessibility for people with disabilities. David and his team develop accessibility guidelines for the American with Disabilities Act, Telecommunication Act, Architectural Barriers Act, and standards for electronic and information technology under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Paul Schroeder, Director, Public Policy, AIRA. Paul Schroeder is the Director of Public Policy with AIRA, a technology company specializes in assistive technology. AIRA is an assistive device that allows people who are blind or have low vision to access the world around them. Using augmented reality, AIRA connects people to a trained professional via a small camera mounted on eyeglasses. These professionals provide hands-free assistance for the user to explore the world around them in a completely different way.
Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo — Global Disability Advisor at the World Bank Group . As Disability Advisor in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience (SURR) Global Practice at the World Bank Group, Charlotte focuses on working with and supporting operational teams across the institution to ensure that Bank policies, programs and projects take people with disabilities into consideration. Before joining the World Bank, she served as USAID’s coordinator for disability and inclusive development to lead the government’s efforts in disability inclusive development, from developing policies and country strategies to technical assistance for program implementation.
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