Empowerment to the People! What You Need to Know about Black People, Disability, and Accessibility
About one fifth (20%) of the global population lives with disabilities. According to the 2017 American Community Survey, 13.6 percent of Black and African Americans have a disability. Further, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is almost double of other people, and the people with disabilities who are employed have lower earnings, in general.
This means we have an opportunity and a duty to empower Black people with technology. One of the most powerful ways we can do this is to make our messaging accessible—no matter the platform or media.
While many of us have heard that accessibility is important, we seldom hear about how to implement it in our everyday work. Angela will discuss how people in every discipline—including PMs, content writers, designers, engineers, and more—can do so and further amplify the voices of Black people.
Other sessions from: Sessions 2020
The future of tech and how to keep in touch while it evolves
Building and leading communities, one of the common pitfall many people...Dawood Iddris
Through Programming I became a better Artist
Code is my new favorite artistic medium. Creating art was once the only ac...Shukri Abdullahi
The Ideal Community Model: Lessons Learned
There are many ways to push your career to a point it takes a great turn,...Shodipo Ayomide
Intellectual Property rights in the technology sector
The slave who made the whiskey, Jack Daniel, was not given recognition un...Mark Okhakumhe
Keynote: The Journey To Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3DC)
How we ended up building an innovation space for black and underrepresented...Aaron Saunders