Yves Veulliet, Global Disability & Inclusion Program Manager at IBM discusses why IBM is leading The Global Conversation on Disability Inclusion via the ILO GBDN. (ILO Global Business and Disability Network)
Byron Reese, CEO and publisher of the technology research company Gigaom and author of The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity, joins the program to discuss how technological advancements will impact everyone, including persons with disabilities. Byron looks at the historical impact of technology and reveals why he is bullish on technological advancement as a force for good.
Betty Siegel, The Kennedy Center's Director of VSA and Accessibility, joins the program to discuss the importance of equity in the arts and arts based careers. Discover how The Kennedy Center is ensuring that every voice is lifted up and heard and learn more about their innovative internship programs.
Gary Sheinbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Americas, joins the program to discuss the Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive line.
The line includes the essential fashion pieces like shirts, pants, shorts, dresses, and jackets — but Tommy Adaptive clothes are easier to put on. Modifications such as adjustable hems, one-handed zippers, side-seam openings, bungee cord closure systems, adjustable waists, and magnetic buttons and velcro make the fashionable designs much more disability friendly. Some shirts are even made with easy-open necklines and expanded back openings.