Disability Inclusion Network is meant to bring together the Bay Area’s diverse professionals from fields such as accessibility, engineering, human resources, legal, learning, and communications, as well as other professionals who have an interest in diversity and inclusion.
We are an open community of people who want to learn and share experiences, ideas, and best practices, and collaborate on building a more inclusive global economy.
During our meetings, we feature guest speakers who bring new perspectives on topics of interest. These experts discuss new and interesting avenues for raising the disability inclusion bar in the business world and help advance our understanding of how we can put these techniques to work.
Meetups will rotate between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Join us for the first ever meetup for Disability Inclusion Bay.
To celebrate Autism Awareness month, our first event will be "Neurodiversity In The Workplace: What Does It Mean?”
We will cover questions such as:
Is there a typical neurodiverse experience in the workplace?
Are neurodiverse people only suited to certain industries or jobs?
What is the right language to use?
What support is out there?
Why should employers take notice of neurodiversity?
What could I implement in my workplace tomorrow?
Learn from others perspectives on neurodiversity
We'll hear from practitioners in the field and also gather your ideas and insights for what topics to cover at future meetups.
The event will take place at LinkedIn Sunnyvale Campus
6:00 to 6:30 — Mix & mingle
6:30 to 6:45 — Opening announcements
6:45 to 7:45 — Presentation by Dr. Lawrence Fung - Director, Stanford Neurodiversity Project
7:45 to 8:00 –- Q & A
Look forward to seeing you there!
May 16, 2019, will mark the 8th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.
We are thrilled to welcome Jennison Asuncion, digital accessibility professional and GAAD co-founder to talk about digital accessibility and inclusion at the workplace.
Additional details to follow!