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Archive: People with Disabilities Drive Innovation

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People with disabilities represent the largest minority group, numbering one billion worldwide. Reaching a group of this scale creates value for everyone. Organizations that prioritize accessibility benefit by gaining access to a much larger user base, improving the experience for both disabled and non-disabled users and facilitating further innovation. The first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma is an advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30. Girma travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Her memoir will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2019.

Girma will be presented with the Aquarium’s Glenn McIntyre Heritage Award during the Festival of Human Abilities on Sunday, January 28, at 1:40 p.m.

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This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It is free to view. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.


Archived Event Information
When Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 | 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
Cost FREE for the general public, members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
RSVP (562) 590-3100
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