The next installment of our Jobsite Conversation Series will take place on Wednesday, August 3. We will visit Anita Aaron, who is the Executive Director of the World Institute on Disability (WID).
WID strives to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.
Ms. Aaron has been a resident of California for over thirty years and active in disability concerns at both the local and state level. She has published several articles in professional journals on the role of organizations serving individuals who are blind and visually impaired. As a visually impaired person, Ms. Aaron is both personally and professionally committed to the inclusion of all people with disabilities into mainstream society.
Prior to assuming the Directorship of the World Institute on Disability, Ms. Aaron served as Executive Director/CEO of the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco. In addition to her duties as Executive Director at the LightHouse, she served on the San Francisco Commission on Aging and Adult Services, the San Francisco In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, the Curry Senior Center Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of California Agencies for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI).
As you all know, in recent weeks we have visited a blind scientist, a blind massage therapist, a blind city budget analyst, a blind student accessibility coordinator and a blind attorney. They have all been wonderful opportunities, and our time spent with Ms. Aaron will be no different.
Please RSVP to Rich Russo by August 2, as space is limited. Or talk to Rich about joining us for future visits. He can be reached at 415-694-7352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a jobseeker and would like to meet and learn from some of the Bay Area’s most successful blind professionals, we invite you to come along with us on a visit. Please contact Rich Russo at 415-694-7352 or email@example.com.