Persons with Disabilities: Driving Innovation in the Workplace

Poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2017. Click for accessible pdf version.
Promotional Flyer for the event. Click for accessible PDF.

One in five Americans has a disability. As businesses have expanded their disability recruitment and hiring efforts, they have found including the perspectives of persons with disabilities in problem-solving leads to novel and better solutions. People with disabilities bring unique talents and skills to the fore that drive creativity and innovation. By advocating for all technology to be accessible, they in turn drive innovation, expanding client bases, and helping other underrepresented groups strengthen their own diversity.

Our panelists will discuss their disability inclusion strategies, examine the business case for hiring people with disabilities, and share how their corporations are driving innovation through disability inclusion.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. EST (9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m. CST)

American Bar Association - Washington DC Office 
John Marshall Conference Room A, B & C, 5th Floor
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-5303

American Bar Association - Chicago, IL Office
Saratoga Conference Room, 20th Floor
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654 (video conference)

Program Flyer 


Dan Ellerman, Senior Manager, Global Persons with Disabilities Program, Lead, Accenture LLP

Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Eric Mitchell, Assistant Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, AT&T Services, Inc.

Moderator: Deepinder (Deepa) K. Goraya, Esq., Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Projrect, Washignton Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affaiirs

Additional Materials

EY: Diverse Abilities Help Us Build a Better Working World

We Speak Inclusion: AT&T/DirectTV Employees Sign for Employee (Youtube)



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