Technology Changes Everything: Innovating to Include People of All Abilities in a More Diverse Workforce
The K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability in the ILR School at Cornell University will be hosting a Technology and Work Forum in NYC on October 26 and 27 at Baruch College. Join us to learn more about existing and emerging technology innovations that promote disability inclusion in the workplace.
|Location:||Baruch College at The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220, New York, NY 10010|
|Dates:||October 26 (12:00pm registration, 1:00-5:00pm, with reception 5:00 -7:00pm) and October 27, (8:30am registration, 9:00am–5:00pm)|
|Details:||Through several panels and keynote speakers, this forum will highlight existing and emerging innovations promoting greater disability inclusion in the workplace. Topics to be addressed include: workforce development initiatives in technology and tech-intensive industries, training initiatives in the tech sector for people on the Autism Spectrum, inclusive design in tech products and services, entrepreneurship training and promotion for individuals with disabilities, and a discussion on how recruitment, screening, career development and job matching online tools can be design to facilitate greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.|
|Target audience:||Leading technology companies, technology innovators and technology enabled companies such as financial and professional services firms; public policy makers; university and college educators and workforce development professionals promoting disability inclusion among future professionals in the technology sector.|
|Outcomes:||A summary report (based on the proceedings) of leading practices, including what’s next, issues and challenges, and recommendations for employers, educators and policymakers.|
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