The workshop will feature two panels, one consisting of industry practitioners and another featuring end-users with disabilities. The first look at the panelists is below!
Design Process and Implementation Challenges
Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism, LinkedIn
Jennison Asuncion joined LinkedIn in November 2013 where today, he is Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism. Jennison has been working in the digital accessibility space since 2006. Outside of his professional pursuits, Jennison Co-Founded Global Accessibility Awareness Day in 2012.
User Experience Researcher, Facebook
I enjoy conducting research which showcases the diverse perspectives and experiences of individuals who live with disabilities. I am passionate about making sure these perspectives and lived experiences inform design as much as possible here at Facebook.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager, Snap, Inc
Jess Harvie is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager at Snap, Inc where the DEI team is working to make Snap, Snapchat and the tech industry more diverse, more equitable and more accessible. Jess started her career as an employment attorney before working in Product Strategy at New York-based HR tech company, Justworks, where she built the company’s first Diversity and Inclusion Program. Jess is committed to changing the lens on inclusion in tech.
Perspectives of Successes and Barriers
Chancey coordinates technology education programs at the New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Her current library-based projects include group workshops highlighting mobile technologies for independent living and information literacy; programs introducing youth and adults to non-visual techniques for coding and making with Arduino; and the Dimensions project (a recipient of NYPL’s 2016 Innovation Grant for staff projects), which equips community members with the training and tools they need to create accessible tactile maps, diagrams, graphics and objects. Chancey was recognized as a 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In her Data & Society fellowship work in 2018-2019, and continuing as a D&S affiliate, Chancey works to deepen public understanding and spark widespread curiosity about how cloud-connected accessibility tools enhance or undermine digital equity, autonomy, security, and privacy.
Panelists to be announced!