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GAAD 2022: Accessibility Beyond the Website

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Ablr Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022

Your website serves as a lobby to your organization. It is crucial people know how to enter, navigate and access resources. But what lies beyond the website? Surely your organization extends beyond the lobby, doesn’t it? What about your hiring process? Are the applications accessible? Or your internal presentations and documentations – are they accessible for your employees?

Join us and special guest Lori Samuels from NBCUniversal to discuss what lies beyond the website, and how accessibility can transform your organization for the betterment of your customers, employees, and the world.

CART Captioning and an ASL Interpreter will be provided during this webinar. For additional accommodations, please email Sarah Clark.

Event Time & Day

May 19, 2022, 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Keynote Speaker

Lori Samuels smiling brightly, wearing a dark purple shirt and sitting with pink flowers behind her.

Lori Samuels
Senior Director of Accessibility, NBCUniversal

Lead Accessibility Programs: from strategy to execution, for sustained cultural transformation – to ensure technology works for people of all abilities.

Drive Technology Improvements: by inspiring technical talent to embrace emerging technologies for better user experiences, new products, & innovations.

Collaborate, Coordinate, & Communicate: across organizations to achieve concerted execution of strategic accessibility, CIO & CTO technology initiatives.

Partner with Business: leaders to balance short & long-term priorities, lead business requirements, obtain funding, reduce risks, and report progress of goals.

Visit Lori’s LinkedIn page.


Lindsay Wrege, smiling brightly in front of a white background

Lindsay Wrege
Co-Founder & CEO, 321 Coffee

Lindsay Wrege is the co-founder and CEO of 321 Coffee, a coffee shop and roaster in Raleigh, NC that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her inclusive staff, featuring people with down syndrome, autism, and other forms of neurodiversity, together are modeling inclusion for other companies to follow. She started this company in college, and it now employs over 20 adults with IDD. Lindsay believes in the power of using business for social impact.

Visit Lindsay’s LinkedIn page.


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René Espinoza
Founder & CEO, Lazarillo

My passion in life is to improve the wellbeing of humans through the use of technology. I have been working on assistive technology for more than 6 years. My biggest achievement to date is Lazarillo – a technological solution with endless potential created by a team that is passionate about making the world a better place.

Visit René’s LinkedIn page.

Stephen Levin in a dark suit, smiling in front of a dark gray background.

Stephen Levin
User Experience Designer, Research, Strategist, RTI International

I am an Enterprise level user experience strategies, researcher, and design. I also co-chair of my companies’ Accessibility ERG which champions accessibility and inclusion in all our products. My early work can be found on my portfolio site.

Visit Stephen’s LinkedIn Page.

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Bee Bube
Senior Engineering Outreach Director, Inmar Intelligence

STEAM-powered engineering outreach director, FIRST Robotics Competition team coach, and all-around nerd

Visit Bee’s LinkedIn Page.