The week's events

  • Inclusive Innovations: The Future of Accessible Work (hybrid)

    Inclusive Innovations: The Future of Accessible Work (hybrid)

    Mar 24

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    LightHouse is pleased to partner with Envision for Inclusive Innovations, a free disruptive tech event at LightHouse San Francisco headquarters on March 24.

    Disruptive technology is an innovation that significantly alters the way that consumers, industries, or businesses operate, bringing about major changes in people’s lives. Inclusive Innovations was created to focus attention and understanding on the future of workplace accessibility for employees who are blind or who have low vision.

    Representatives from across industry, technology, and employees who are blind and who have low vision, will come together to discuss ideas and share insights on the latest technology trends, new workplace practices, and the role of Inclusive Innovation in shaping the future of workplace accessibility, inclusivity and happiness.

    Guests will also be able to meet innovators and try out the next generation of assistive technologies firsthand.

    The event includes introductory remarks, a panel discussion, audience Q&A, a tech fair and networking drinks and bites.

    Speakers include:

    Vanessa Vigar - Chief Marketing Officer, Envision
    Sharon Giovinazzo - CEO, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Mike May - Chief Evangelist GoodMaps, Sendero Group Founder and author
    Karthik Kannan - Chief Technology Officer & Founder, Envision
    Iolanda Antunes - Enterprise Product Manager, LinkedIn
    Hoby Wedler, - Ph. D. Blind Entrepreneur, chemist, sensory expert and educator
    John Gassman - Guest Reservations, Walt Disney
    Hunter Benedict - Product Manager at Google

    There will be 5-minute demos from the following innovators:

    Be My Eyes

    What: Inclusive Innovations: Creating Workplace Accessibility and Happiness
    When: Friday, March 24, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific
    Where: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1155 Market St. San Francisco (Directions to LightHouse San Francisco)
    RSVP: Register for Inclusive Innovations for free

    Can’t make it in person? You may register for the Inclusive Innovations webinar to hear the panel.

    Don’t miss your chance to connect and network with some of the greatest minds in assistive technology!

The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling 415-694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.

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