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7/14: Disability Narrative Imperative Panel

To honor ADA25, the Disability Visibility Project will participate in Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 July 13 & 14; 1-6 pm ET — to increase disability-inclusive diversity employment, improve portrayals and achieve access to entertainment across media platforms.

Live Webcast:

Mon. July 13: 1- 2:30 pm ET 

Keynote by Vinton G.Cerf, VP/Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Mon. July 13: 2:45 – 3:45 pm ET 
Working Sessions:
Internet Programming and Social Media:
Karen Peltz Strauss/FCC, Lawrence Carter Long/NCD, Emily Ladau/Social Justice Media Services, Geri Jewell,/Deadwood-Facts of Life; Paul Schroeder/AFB Robert Kingett/Accessible Netflix Project, Maysoon Zayid/Comedienne, Actress, Writer,
Accessible Gaming:
R. Luke DuBois/NYU Ability Lab, Dominick Evans/Disablity Gaming Geek, Matt Kaplowitz/Bridge Multimedia, Richard Ellenson/CPIRF
Accessible Hardware and Software
Alan Brightman/Yahoo!, Tony Jasionoswki/Panasonic, Tom Wlodkowski/Comcast, Neil Giacobbi/AT&T

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Disability-Inclusive Diversity Across Storytelling Platform
Opening Plenary – Nothing About Us Without Us by Lawrence Carter-Long/NCD

Fiscal Partner: Terry Lawler, Executive Director/NY Women In Film & Television

LGBT Ally:  Jonathan Lovitz, VP, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Television:    Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, CBS

SAG-AFTRA:      Adam Moore, National Director, EEO and Diversity, SAG-AFTRA

Advertising:      Carl Desir, VP Talent Initiatives, American Association of Advertising Agencies

Inclusion:    Christine Bruno, Disability Advocate, Inclusion in the Arts

Theatre:  Anita Hollander, National Chair, SAG-AFTRA PwD Committee

Documentary:    Simi Linton, Director/Producer Invitation to Dance

TV/Autobiography:  Geri Jewell, Facts of Life/Deadwood and I’m Walking As Straight As I Can

Radio, Emoji & Fan Cams: Greg Smith, The Strength Coach (Skype)

Gaming/Filmmaker: Dominick Evans, Film Director & #FilmDis

Disability Visibility Project: Alice Wong, Founder and Project Coordinator (Skype),

Broadcast News:    Maysoon Zayid, Comedienne, Actress, Writer

Advertising: JD Michaels, EVP, Director of Diversity, BBDO NY, Sign Language ad (Wells Fargo) Melissa Draganac-Hawk, VP, National Association of the Deaf

Check out Alice Wong’s video presentation for this panel on storytelling and the Disability Visibility Project (click on the CC button for closed captions):

Hosted by NYU Steinhardt & NYU Ability Lab; Event sponsor – Kessler Foundation

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