Nick Corby, Director at Equal International, joins the program to discuss his experience co-creating the Disability Consultant's Group, and what led him to create the group. Nick shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing those doing disability inclusion work, and the benefits of creating a community of practice.
Most recently, Dr. Vanderheiden initiated and co-leads an international effort to create a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) that focuses on lowering the cost to develop, deploy and support access technologies and to make special access features available on demand, anywhere, any time, on any device.
This episode features an interview with Shaholly Ayers , Model, Activist, Brand Ambassador for Global Disability Inclusion, and Meg O'Connell, CEO and Founder, Global Disability Inclusion. Shaholly shares her story of breaking into the modeling industry as a person with a visible disability, and the work that she is doing to change the way that society views and perceives persons with disabilities. Meg shares her thoughts on the work her company is doing to break down the barriers of exclusion.
This episode features an interview with Caroline Casey. Caroline is the founder of The Valuable 500, BINC, Kanchi and the O2 Ability Awards, and is also an international speaker and adventurer. A social entrepreneur, Caroline set up The Aisling Foundation (known today as Kanchi) in 2000, with the aim of changing the way people think about disability.
In this episode, Caroline discusses the importance of accountability for leaders and the need for leaders to tackle disability inclusion in every organization. She also reveals her own journey towards becoming a business disability inclusion advocate.
This episode features an interview with Samanta Bullock, Activist, Ambassador, Model & Influencer.
Dedicated to inclusivity and with a background in fashion, Samanta is actively seeking to improve the presence of minorities in the media, with personal projects and collaborative campaigns geared towards raising awareness.
Sam has been a paraplegic wheelchair user since 1992, after being struck by a bullet in Brazil as a teenager. Undeterred by her obstacle, the model and sportswoman continued to work in fashion, fronting brand campaigns, featuring in magazines and modelling collections on the catwalk.
Samanta discusses some of the unique challenges of inclusive fashion design, as well as the challenges and opportunities of her work in general.