Mohammed Yousuf, Director, Office of Infrastructure, Safety and Asset Innovation, and Founder and President of the EquallyAble Foundation, joins the program to discuss his career journey and why representation matters. He also discusses his book Ascending Adversity, in which he discusses his story of being a polio survivor dealing with disability and discrimination.
Lauren Presutti, LLMSW, psychotherapist and founder of River Oaks Psychology, joins the program to discuss the intersection of mental health and disability. Lauren discusses her own journey as a person with a disability, and the stereotypes and challenges she faced along the way. Discover the difference between the medical model of disability vs. the social model of disability, and the key questions we need to ask in order to create a more inclusive society.
This episode features an interview with Kisiah Timmons, Principal Product Designer at Verizon Media, as she discusses the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace, particularly in the tech industry. Kisiah provides an overview of Verizon Media, and shares her journey for joining the accessibility team, and what it's been like working at Verizon Media compared to other companies and organizations she has worked for in the past. Kisiah, who is blind, also reveals what her overall experience has been like working in the tech industry.