A presenter speaks while an interpreter signs.

Wednesday, June 15

7 – 9 pm
Networking Reception

Thursday, June 16

8 – 9 am
Breakfast and Networking

9 – 10
Welcome, Overview, and Introductions

Sheryl Burgstahler & Richard Ladner, University of Washington (UW)

10 – 11
Overview: People with Disabilities in Education and the Workforce

Richard Ladner

11:15 – 12:15
Panel of Computing Professionals with Disabilities

Panelists: Katie Sullivan, Microsoft; Sean Marihugh, Microsoft; Jessie Shulman, Expedia; Joel Isaac, JP Morgan Chase
Moderator: Brianna Blaser, UW

12:15 – 1:00
Working Lunch

Discuss at your table: What barriers exist in recruiting employees and interns with disabilities? How can these challenges be overcome?

1:00 – 1:30
Report Out

1:30 – 3:15
Short Presentations

Disability Disclosure in Employment – Susann Sears, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Microsoft’s DisAbility Initiatives – Jen Guadagno & Devan Vaughn, Microsoft
Mentorship and Hiring Best Practices – Sam Sepah, Google

3:30 – 4:15
Large Group Discussion

What can companies do to support interns and employees with disabilities and ensure they have access to equal opportunities (e.g., promotions)?

4:15 – 4:45
AccessComputing Resume Database Design Feedback

Terrill Thompson, UW

4:45 – 5:00
Preview of Dinner Tonight and Tomorrow’s Topics

6 – 8 pm

Discuss at your table: How can interns and employees with disabilities serve to enrich a company?

Friday, June 17

8 – 9 am
Breakfast and Networking

9 – 9:15
Daily Overview

9:15 – 9:45
Report Out on Dinner Discussion

9:45 – 10:30
Roundtable Discussion – Assistive Technology and Accessibility

Presenters: Imran Ahmed, Bosma Enterprises; Dan Comden, UW; Terrill Thompson, UW
Moderator: Sheryl Burgstahler, UW

10:30 – 11
Supporting Neurodiverse Software Engineers in Technical Workplace Settings

Meredith Ringel Morris – Microsoft Research

11 – 12
Large Group Discussion:
What resources would better enable you to recruit and retain interns and employees with disabilities? How can AccessComputing support these efforts?

12 – 1
Lunch, Networking, and Discussion

How can we continue to work together to promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the tech industry?