Global Accessibility Symposium and Lights! Camera! Access! Career Exploration Summit

Tari Hartman Squire, Jd Michaels, Derek Shields speaking and images of Tony Coelho and Frances West
Tari Hartman Squire, Jd Michaels, Derek Shields speaking and images of Tony Coelho and Frances West

The Global Accessibility Symposium was held at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA on May 17th. During the day, Lights! Camera! Access! (LCA) held the Executive Leadership Roundtable, facilitated by the Honorable Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

LCA Roundtable included:

  • Frances West, Founder of Frances West Company, Speaker, Author, Former IBM Chief Accessibility Officer
  • Eve Andersson, Director of Google AI, Leading Efforts in Accessibility and ML Fairness
  • Kamini Dandapani, Senior Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Chet Cooper, Founder, ABILITY Magazine, abilityJOBS, and ABILITY Job Fair
Leadership Roundtable, Anne Cohen, Tari Hartman Squire, Tony Coelho and Tari Hartman Squire and Kelly Hargreaves
LCA Executive Leadership Roundtable

The discussion was on collaborative strategies to move the disability-inclusive needle in relation to recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting workers with disabilities—moving conversation into action. To make meaningful change, Coehlo asserted the need to break down “silos” by organizations and work together toward greater employment outcomes. Collaboration is key—banding together for systemic change.

It’s in the fabric of ABILITY Magazine, abilityJOBS and ABILITY Job Fair to collaborate—we look forward to work with this wide array of organizations. #breakdownsilos

Lights! Camera! Access! Career Exploration Summit included a day of matching mentors and mantees.

LCA mentoring connections
LCA mentor matching

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