Thursday, October 1, 2020

Press Release: International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference, Oct 10

International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference
Saturday October 10
Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability island

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disability Act, our theme this year is “Where have we been? Where are we headed? How should we get there?”

7:30am SLT- "Ludic Design for Accessibility" - Manohar Swaminathan, Microsoft Research India

8:30am SLT- "Exploring Ethical and Social Implications of Embodied AI" - Amelia Fiske, Technical University of Munich

9:15am SLT- "Memories of July 26, 1990" - Margaret Nosek, Baylor College of Medicine

10am SLT- "Who are the Heroes? A History of the Disability Rights Movement" - Barry Whaley, Southeast ADA Center

11:30am SLT- David Larson, Hamline School of Law, Dispute Resolution Institute

1pm SLT- "Employment and the ADA" - Krista Watson, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

2:30pm SLT- "Women with Disabilities: Experiences of Microaggressions" - Rhoda Olkin, Alliant International University

You can read more about the speakers and their session topics at the conference website:

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