Christian Perera, Accessibility Consultant, UK Digital Team at McDonald’s Corporation joins the program to discuss his journey from having a spinal cord injury to becoming an accessibility consultant. Christian discusses some of the obstacles that he encountered along the way and how he overcome them.
Mindy Scheier, fashion designer and founder of Runway of Dreams, shares her story. Mindy's son Oliver, was born with Rigid Spine Muscular Dystrophy, causing clothing challenges due to muscle weakness and his inability to dress himself. After spending years in the fashion industry, Mindy decided there was an opportunity to meld her worlds together. Runway of Dreams aims to be the authority on incorporating modifications to mainstream clothing for the differently-abled community, changing the landscape of fashion as being ALL-INCLUSIVE.
Kannan Srinivasan, Director of Human Resources at Flextronics Technologies, discusses the work that they are doing to include persons of all abilities in their workforce. Kannan discusses what has worked best for them, and how they were able to make inclusive hiring a mainstream practice in their organization.
Megan Morrone, Producer & Host at TWiT.tv, discusses women's voices in technology, and the importance of considering multiple perspectives. She also shares the ways in which social media and technology can be used to increase accessibility and be a platform for diverse voices.