Radical Inclusion: Empowering Accessibility in Tech | WWCode Advocacy Town Hall

24 Oct 2023, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

💫 Join the WWCode Global team and our panel of DEI experts to learn how to advocate for yourself and others on issues of accessibility for a more equitable tech industry! 💫

🤝 About WWCode Advocacy Town Halls
Women Who Code Advocacy Town Halls are regular live virtual panels designed to elevate important discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) advocacy topics. These events provide technologists, founders, leaders, educators, and more access to DEI experts. Attendees can ask questions and understand how to be effective allies in fostering a more inclusive and equitable tech industry.

🗓️ About This Event: Radical Inclusion: Empowering Accessibility in Tech
Join us for the Women Who Code Advocacy Town Hall on October 24, 2023, as we delve into “Radical Inclusion: Empowering Accessibility in Tech.” This online panel discussion, hosted on LinkedIn, will bring together experts and advocates to explore accessibility in the tech industry and its impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

💻 This is an online event hosted on LinkedIn. Register now.

👩🏾‍💻Who should attend:

  • Individuals with visible or invisible disabilities interested in sharing perspectives or learning about their rights.
  • Team leads, hiring managers, colleagues, etc., interested in supporting and advocating for people with visual or invisible disabilities.
  • Technologists looking to incorporate better accessibility practices.
  • Founders or CEOs interested in creating and implementing an inclusive company culture, especially for technologists with accessibility needs.

✅ What we’ll discuss:

  • Hiring Process, Getting the Job, and Support at Work: Know the challenges and opportunities for individuals with disabilities throughout the hiring process, workplace support, and career growth.
  • Visible and Invisible Disabilities: Understand and define visible and invisible disabilities and how they affect individuals in the tech industry.
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Learn about legal rights and responsibilities in hiring practices and actionable ways to advocate for yourself and others.
  • How Allies Can Be Advocates: Explore how allies can play a role in advocating for individuals with disabilities and creating inclusive workplaces and how technologists can develop with accessibility in mind.
  • Access to Resources: Gain insights into accessibility resources and how you can find more support.

⭐ Meet the panelists:

  • Amy Carney, Accessibility Specialist and Web Developer
  • Jessica Rafuse, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Policy for Accessibility with Microsoft
  • Caterina Paun, Senior Instructor of Computer Science, Portland State University
  • AmyJune Hineline (moderator), Certification Community Architect at the Linux Foundation

💻 This is an online event hosted on LinkedIn. Register now.

Code of Conduct + Issue Reporting
Women Who Code is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all Women Who Code events. Any issues? Reach out to global@womenwhocode.com.

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