2020 Diversity Symposium Program

9 - 9:10 a.m.  Welcome - Archie Ervin, vice president for Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

 

9:10 - 10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker - Haben Girma  

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Awareness of Accessibility

  • Danny Housley, Assistive Technology ManagerTools for Life, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
  • Anne Jannarone, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Disability Services  
  • J. Denise Marshall, ADA Compliance, Equity and Compliance, Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Cassie Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering; ABLE Alliance faculty advisor  
  • Liz Persaud, Program and Outreach ManagerTools for Life, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
  • ​Robert “Trey” Quinn, Undergraduate student, Computer Science; Co-Founder and presidentABLE Alliance  
15-minute break 
 
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Principles of Accessible Design

 

 

  • ​Carrie Bruce, Principal Research Scientist, School of Interactive Computing 
  • Carl DiSalvo, Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing  
  • Jon Sanford, Professor, School of Industrial Design 
  • Marisol Wong-Villacres, Doctoral student, Human-Centered Computing 

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Connectivity/IT Accessibility

  • Chantal Kerssens, Executive Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation 
  • Burns Newsome, Executive Director, Equity and Compliance, Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  
  • ​Johan “John” Rempel, UX/ITC Quality Assurance Manager, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation  
15-minute break 
 
2 - 2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony - Faces of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Champion Awards

2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks