Amena EL-Saie, CEO & Co-founder at Helm Consulting in Egypt, shares her story of how she came to co-found Helm, and why it was important to her that the organization be self-sustainable vs. a charity or nonprofit. Discover the reforms that need to happen when it comes to inclusion, and how Helm is partnering with multinational corporations.
In this episode, you'll hear from Tim Sutton, and the work that he is doing to promote peaceful interactions between individuals with disabilities and first responders, including law enforcement. Tim describes the challenges that can arise when first responders are interacting with persons with disabilities, and why training on various behaviors is essential for public safety officers, hospital personnel, educators, and anyone who interacts with the general public.
In this episode, Debra is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss what companies and organizations need to consider as more of their employees are working remotely. Debra shares what she's learned a business owner and someone who has been on the forefront of using technology for good.
LaMondre Pough, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global IMPACT, joins the program to discuss his thoughts about disability accessibility, racism in the United States, and how we privilege certain lives over others. LaMondre and Debra also discuss how discrimination is built into various systems and what needs to happen to create positive change.
Mike Paciello, Founding Partner of The Paciello Group joins this episode of HPAW. Mike has been in the accessibility business since the mid-80's, both as a usability and accessibility engineer. In 2006, along with his friend and colleague Jim Tobias, he was appointed co-chair to the United States Federal Access Board's Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC). In years past he has been involved in several well known accessibility ventures including ICADD, WAI, and WebABLE (his first official web site and start-up). Most recently, together with TVworldwide.com, he launched a new internet channel, WebABLE.tv, dedicated to building greater awareness about technology and people with disabilities.
Rebecca Foster, Principal Lecturer for Adapted Physical Education at the University of Worcester, joins the program to discuss the work that she has done creating an inclusive approach to PE and sports.