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Persons with Disabilities: Driving Innovation in the Workplace

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.

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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)