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PDXWIT Presents: Accessibility in Tech: A Panel Discussion Centering People with Disabilities
August 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
***Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R9Qmrq9aTm6jU13qx6OYNg is required to gain entry to this virtual event***
As tech companies throughout Portland turn their attention towards our post-pandemic world, one thing is clear: for people with disabilities in the workforce, we cannot go back to the way things were before.
In Oregon, 1 in 4 people comprising 31.8% of the local workforce lives with a disability. Still, the barriers for people with disabilities when it comes to hiring, workplace disclosure and accommodations — and thriving within the often-neurotypical cultures of the tech industry — create a challenging landscape to navigate upward growth and mobility.
Join PDXWIT and host Momentive for a panel discussion moderated and led by people living with disabilities in Portland as they provide education, share their experiences, and make recommendations for how tech can become more accessible.
Katie Jahangiri (she/her) – Development Director
Catherine Cambridge (she/her) – Manager of Legal Operations
Miki Demeter (she/her) – Security Researcher
Mark Espina (he/him) – Jr Database Developer
We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.
Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.
We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.
Tags: women, tech, pdx, portland, technology
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