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Building a Welcoming Community for People with Disabilities
Interpretation for this webinar will be available in French, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese. Everyone who registers will receive access to a recording.

What does someone with a broken leg, someone in a wheelchair, and someone pushing a stroller have in common? They would all struggle to enter a building without access to a ramp. To build truly inclusive organizations, we need to offer products and experiences that can be used by the widest range of people, regardless of ability. Because exclusion can happen at any time, depending on the specific set of circumstances.

According to the World Bank, one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and the prevalence of disability is growing due to population ageing and the global increase in chronic health conditions.

In conversation with disability rights advocates, we will learn to:

-Challenge assumptions we may have about people with disabilities.

-Adopt practical solutions for making experiences more accessible for everyone.

-Recognize that exclusion happens when we solve problems using our own biases.

-Include and learn from people with a range of perspectives.

Moderated by Beth Keck: Beth Keck is the practitioner-in-residence for China Studies at The Johns Hopkins University SAIS where she brings an extensive background in international business, global public affairs and corporate social responsibility. As an executive at Walmart, she developed the strategy and key partnerships for high profile initiatives including its $100 million Women's Economic Empowerment program that trained one million women globally. Upon moving to Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2004, she and her husband, Ken Leonard, joined the Rotary Club of Bentonville. In 2015, Beth organized the club's first International Women's Day Celebration and co-chair

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May 27, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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