A composite of the ADA logo of a person walking with a white cane and the LightHouse logo.

Listen to our Panel on the future of the Americans with Disabilities Act

If you missed it, do not fear. The panel we hosted on the Future of the Americans with Disabilities Act is up on our YouTube channel.

Justice Shorter

Disaster Protection Advisor National Disability Rights Network – Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities While earning her MA in Sustainable Development: International Policy & Management, Justice authored three separate inclusion guides for the U.S. State Department and produced multiple people-centered projects via internships with The Hunger Project, World Learning and Women Enabled International. Justice also interned within the White House Office of Public Engagement & Intergovernmental Affairs where she focused on disability outreach efforts, social inclusion policies and federal agency engagement.

Chancey Fleet

Chancey is one of our own: becoming the newest member of the LightHouse board in 2019. In her day job, Chancey is an Assistive Technology Coordinator, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York Public Library . One of her initiatives in this position is to work with institutions like Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute to teach people who are blind or have low vision to learn programming code. She also does a lot of work in the arena of translating spatial concepts into a tactile form.

Jim Barbour

Jim Barbour has put his computer programming skills to great use over the years, taking jobs with Qualcomm, Google and Yahoo, recently completing an overseas assignment in Ireland. Jim says that the ADA needs to be applied more to education and believes more could be done with it to nudge up the 30% unemployment of working-age people who are blind or have low vision.

We plan to host more discussions like this one, so if you have any suggestions, let us know by emailing: info@lighthouse-sf.org.