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.

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:



Check back for more photos & blogs as we go!

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