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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.

Moderator:
Katie Jahangiri (she/her) – Development Director

Panelists:
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.

Purpose:
We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.
Tags: women, tech, pdx, portland, technology
Imported from: http://calagator.org/events/1250477794

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August 31, 2021
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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