2019 Conference Accessibility Initiative

For the fourth consecutive year, the World Institute on Disability (WID) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. is partnering with several civil rights and community development organizations to highlight conference accessibility.

Much like previous years, WID and JPMorgan Chase achieved this by providing accessibility enhancements, such as sign language interpreters, open captioning, accessible transportation, rented mobility devices, sighted guides, scholarships for Disability Ambassadors, and a disability concierge desk, as well as support and training for conference organizers, hotel staff, and A/V teams.

WID was delighted to partner again with captioner, Deanna Baker, who helped us ensure thousands of people experienced open captioning for the first time!

Organizations Served in 2019

If you haven’t already, be sure to visit our main Conference Accessibility Initiative page to learn more about our initiative.

Photos & Blogs

Financial Health Network (formerly CFSI) EMERGE

Read about the experience in the words of our Financial Health Network EMERGE Conference Disability Ambassadors:

Christina Mills’ Financial Health Net Blog 2019 

Danielle Anderson’s Financial Health Net Blog 2019 

Harry Hebeler’s Financial Health Net Blog 2019

And enjoy some photos from the event:


NeighborWorks National Training Institute

Read about the experience in the words of our NeighborWorks Disability Ambassadors:

Brenda Muhammad’s NeighborWorks blog

Melissa Mitchell’s NeighborWorks blog

Richard Rueda’s NeighborWorks blog

Here are some photos from the event:


Florida Housing Coalition Affordable Housing Conference

Read about the experience in the words of our Florida Housing Disability Ambassadors:

Natalie Alden’s Florida Housing Blog

Anida Pollo’s Florida Housing Blog

Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes’ Florida Housing Blog

Here are some photos from the event:


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Leadership Conference

Read about the experience in the words of our Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Leadership Conference Disability Ambassadors:

Dr. Michelle Hernandez’s CHCI Blog

Ligia Zúñiga’s CHCI Blog

Dayamarali Espinosa’s CHCI Blog

Here are some photos from the event:

 


Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Leadership Conference

Read about the experience in the words of our Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Leadership Conference Disability Ambassadors:

Eric Harris’s CBCF Blog

Cathy Bennett-Santos’ CBCF Blog

Luticha André Doucette’s CBCF Blog

Gregory Pickett’s CBCF Blog

Here are some photos from the conference:

 


Independent Sector Upswell Conference

Read about the experience in the words of our Upswell Disability Ambassadors:

Jennifer Wolff’s Upswell Blog

Altaira Hatton’s Upswell Blog

Here are some photos from the conference:

 


 

Would you like to be a Disability Ambassador with WID and JP Morgan & Chase? Keep an eye out for applications for 2020, coming soon!

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