This episode features an interview with Karen Tamley, Commissioner for the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) under the Mayor of Chicago. Discover the ways in which we can use technology and data to make cities more inclusive and accessible to all.
In this episode, Debra Ruh is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss the connection between climate change, climate action, and disability inclusion. Discover the connection between climate action and inclusion, and the important role that we all need to play in creating positive change.
In the second part of this two-part series, Debra continues the conversation with Doug Foresta about the impact of technological and social disruption. They discuss trends as well as what organizations can do to stay ahead of the curve.
This episode features an interview with Ileana Rodriguez. Ileana was born and raised in Matanzas, Cuba where she was diagnosed at the age of 13 with a malformation of the spine that left her paralyzed from the waist down. In the year 2000 she moved to United States with her family looking for better medical treatments than those offered in Cuba.
Ileana shares her story of going to college and eventually pursuing her passion of swimming and participating in the London Paralympic Games in 2012.
Today Ileana is the founder of I Design Access, LLC, a design and accessibility consultancy for architects and clients that see inclusion and accessibility at the core of their business.