Campus Accessibility from the Perspective of an Employee with a Disability

Campus Accessibility from the Perspective of an Employee with a Disability

Live Broadcast Date:  October 15, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern (UTC - 4 hours)
Speaker(s): Sheri Byrne-Haber, Head of Accessibility, VMware
Target Audience: Anyone involved in building accessibility, employee relations, autism at work programs
Skill Level: Beginner  

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Architects and facilities personnel frequently stop worrying about accessibility at the point where the accessibility inspection is passed and occupancy permits are received. In contrast, wheelchair users and others with mobility issues or conditions exacerbated by workplace layout have to deal with the building as occupied. And there is a whole world of best practices and accessibility issues that come up with "lived in" buildings that don't occur when the building is empty. This webinar will focus on identifying these issues and providing best practices for people to follow.


  • Participants will learn what building modifications benefit people with autism
  • Participants will learn what issues come up when a building is occupied
  • Participants will learn how to interact with employees with disabilities to solicit feedback

Speaker Bio(s):

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Sheri Byrne-Haber is a prominent global subject matter expert in the fields of disability and accessibility in the business and educational settings. She is best known for launching digital accessibility programs at multiple Fortune 200 companies, including McDonald’s, Albertsons, and VMware, as well as consulting on government accessibility. Her programs have positively impacted millions of the more than 1 billion global people with disabilities.

Sheri is the author of a popular Medium blog called “This Week in Accessibility,” where she summarizes legal cases and issues facing people implementing accessibility programs. This Week in Accessibility has had over 100,000 readers since its launch. Sheri is a frequent panelist and speaker at accessibility related conferences and an active member of several accessibility committees and non-profits, helping drive and communicate the evolution of accessibility standards. Sheri’s book on strategic accessibility and establishing accessibility programs titled “Find Your Accessibility Compass” will be published in February 2021.

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