AAM Opening Session & 2017 Featured Speaker Series: Haben Girma
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
Ferrara Theater America's Center
Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design" 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 nondisabled users, and facilitating further innovation. BIO: Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 under 30, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben advocates for equal access to information for people with disabilities. Because of her disability rights advocacy she has been honored by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and many others. Based in San Francisco, Haben enjoys salsa dancing, surfing, and traveling the world. Visit habengirma.com to learn more."