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National Press Club — disability leaders’ panel on economics, technology and employment

September 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am


  • Vinton Cerf, winner of the US National Medal of Technology for founding and developing the Internet. 
  • Tom Harkin, former US senator and author and chief sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden, professor and director of the Trace R&D Center, University of Maryland, and pioneering advocate for access to technology
  • Kim Charlson, global advocate for inclusion, serving as executive director of Perkins Library, a division of Perkins School for the Blind, and president of the American Council of the Blind
  • Chet Cooper, leading expert for people with disabilities and founder of ABILITY Magazine, abilityJOBS.com, ABILITY Job Fair and ABILITY Corps
  • Rob Wong, assistive technology entrepreneur and CEO of Control Bionics, provider of EMG wearable bionics devices

Breakfast 8am to 10am


September 4, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am