Authentic Inclusion: Accessibility Leaders in Action
Authentic Inclusion: Accessibility Leaders in Action with Frances WestLive Broadcast Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 5 hours)
Length: 1.0 hours
Speaker(s): Frances West, founder of FrancesWestCo and Christopher M. Lee, Ph.D., IAAP | G3ict Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer
Skill Level: All
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Join Frances as she offers an essential blueprint and reveals how putting humans first-and building inclusion in to business strategies technology infrastructure, and organizational process can enable companies to bring principle, purpose, and profit into a state of harmonious alignment for sustainable talent acquisition, market expansion and business differentiation. Frances will share cutting-edge practices and solutions on accessibility technology and digital inclusion as well as highlighting organizational change drivers for the current and future accessibility leaders.
Frances West is the founder of FrancesWestCo, a global strategy advisory company working with public, private, non-profit and start-ups to operationalize inclusion as a core business imperative to drive disruptive innovation. She was IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer and worked to establish IT accessibility standards, shape government policies, and develop human-centric enterprise technology and solution so that all people can reach their highest potential, regardless their age or ability.
Frances is a globally sought-after authority, a public speaker and strategy advisor on the topic of digital Inclusion, accessibility, women in tech, human-centric technology innovation. She is also the author of a book “Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation”, a book that has been selected by CES and SXSW as the Technology Books of 2019. Because of her expertise, she was invited as the sole IT industry representative to testify before the US Senate on the need to pass the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. She has delivered keynote remarks at policy forums hosted by the United Nations, Department of Labor and led panel discussions at global IT conferences such as Mobile World Congress, Consumer Electronics Show and SXSW.
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