Accessibility in IT Program Launch Event

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Zoom (details in registration)

Accessibility in IT Page

Are you interested in digital accessibility and inclusion? Are you wondering how your organization can start its digital accessibility journey? Join us for a fireside chat with the co-founders of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion! Take part in this event where Joe and Jennison will speak with us about digital accessibility, what it is, why it matters, and how to be a part of the growing digital transformation!

This fireside chat is part of our formal launch event for the newest pillar of the IDEAL IT program, Accessibility in IT, which is a partnership with the Stanford Office of Digital Accessibility to form a community of practice and allyship, focused on building awareness around digital accessibility and the adoption, development, and procurement of accessible electronic content and services.

Jennison Asuncion

Jennison Asuncion

Head, Accessibility (A11y) Engineering Evangelism, LinkedIn
Co-Founder, Global A11y Awareness Day
Vice-Chair, GAAD Foundation

Jennison started his digital accessibility career in 2006 on the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) IT Accessibility Team, consulting across the organization on how to make web, Windows Desktop, and mobile/tablet experiences accessible and usable to persons with different disabilities. He joined LinkedIn in 2013, where today, as part of their Accessibility Leadership, he is Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism. In addition, Jennison co-founded the annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), as well as the Toronto Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup in 2012, and founded the Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup in 2014.

Joe Devon

Joe Devon

Chair, GAAD Foundation
CEO, Diamond
Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Joe is a serial entrepreneur who has been helping grow the Los Angeles tech ecosystem since 2008. His experience includes being co-founder at Diamond, an inclusive digital agency that works with popular networks and studios as a leader in cloud-first development in the streaming media space and consults on Digital Transformation and Development Best Practices, and thought leadership as the co-founder of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Joe is frequently an invited speaker and expert panelist. He also regularly serves on advisory boards including USC's IT program, non-profit organizations, co-working spaces, and various conferences.