The Internal Work of Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, May 10, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Diversity is a noun, Inclusion is a verb, meaning that inclusion must become a way museums work. Museums must move away from best practices to evolve to next practices. This panel will provide insights from inclusion champions and their intentional efforts to create more inclusive practices within their museums and the field as a whole.
Topics covered include organization develop, systems change, strategic planning, inclusive workplace (physical and culture)
Sina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Prime Access Consulting (PAC), an accessibility firm whose clients include technology startups, research labs, Fortune-1000 companies, and both private and nationally-funded museums. Sina has a strong background in computer science, holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field. As a recognized expert in accessibility, Sina enjoys collaborating with both colleagues in the field and individuals of diverse professions to devise innovative and user-centered solutions to difficult real-world problems. In 2012, Sina was recognized as a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for his work enabling users with disabilities to succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. In 2015, the international accessibility community recognized Sina as an Emerging Leader in Digital Accessibility at the annual Knowbility Community Heroes of Accessibility Awards. In 2017, Sina is honored to serve as the guest co-chair of the 2017 Museums and the Web conference. You can read more about Sina and his interests on his website (http://www.SinaBahram.com) and his blog (http://blog.SinaBahram.com). He is @SinaBahram on Twitter. Prime Access Consulting’s homepage is at http://www.pac.bz.