Thursday, May 16th, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm ET


Russell Senate Office Building Room 325 Kennedy Caucus Room

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Join Accenture & Disability:IN for

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
on Capitol Hill

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 10AM - 2PM ET
Russell Senate Office Building
Room 325 Kennedy Caucus Room

Explore accessibility advancements and hear from thought leaders on the future of accessibility.

Agenda (Tentative)

Emcee: Jill Houghton, President and CEO, Disability:IN

10:00am - 10:30 am: Opening showcase
Experience accessible technology prior to start

10:30 am - 10:45am: Welcome remarks from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

10:45 am - 11:45 am: “The Accessibility Advantage” panel discussion
  • Moderator: Chad Jerdee, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Accenture
  • Panelists:
    • Monica Shah Desai, Director, Public Policy at Facebook
    • Dominic Lacy, Chief Innovation Officer at Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
    • Russell Shaffer, Director, Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart
    • Mike Shebanek, Senior Director, Accessibility at Verizon Media (previously Oath)

11:45 am- 12:00 pm: Closing remarks from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin

12:00 pm – 2:00 pmNetworking reception and accessibility showcase from partner companies and organizations

Audience: Members of the U.S. Senate and House, congressional staffers, business and non-profit leaders

Dress code: Business

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