GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
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Events with tag “Disability Inclusion”

May, 19 10:30 AM CET
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Overcoming Cultural Stigmas in Disability Inclusion: An Asian Perspective

Since inclusivity is about working with other humans, there are countless attitudes, perceptions and behaviours that combine to make each interaction a new chance: every moment is a chance to change your reaction, change your perception, treat someone differently. This keynote will focus on how to use this attitude to address cultural and psychological stigmas against those with disabilities. I will draw on my experiences facilitating such mindset change (into a "human-first" mindset) in an Asian context (in particular, in Hong Kong and India).
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Faridé Shroff Founder and Director at SENsational Foundation Ltd
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May, 19 11:00 AM CET
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Fostering inclusive design in employee’s mindset: a universal challenge

Research reported that the scarcity of awareness of inclusive design is correlated with a systemic lack of perceived value of the benefits of designing inclusively. Matteo will highlight how companies can foster inclusive design in employee’s mindsets with the Inclusive Design Canvas and will share some tips on how inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility can become part of the daily routine.
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Matteo Zallio Senior research associate at University of Cambridge
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May, 19 11:30 AM CET
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Corporate programs of inclusion for youth with disabilities

Young people with disabilities are often forgotten when it comes to transitioning to the workforce. It is important that they receive meaningful opportunities and education to prepare themselves for a career. Starting a paid internship at age 14 ½ is key.
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Cindy Montgomery Co-Founder at TeachAbility
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May, 19 12:00 PM CET
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How to organise recruitment and empowerment for neurodivergent people in a big corporate workplace

Companies do not understand the importance of recruitment and empowerment of Neurodivergent and Disabled Talent.  As a Consultant, Sydney helps companies understand the importance of creating more inclusive and accessible hiring practices, and policies and procedures. Attendees will learn how in the Corporate world these companies have started implementing more inclusive hiring practices and policies and procedures.
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Sydney Elaine Butler Founder at Accessible Creates
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May, 19 1:00 PM CET
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Panel Discussion

Creating equitable HR processes for neurodiverse candidates and employees

  • Where do global and local offices stand when it comes to neurodiversity?

  • How do neurodiverse people compete for jobs with neurotypical candidates, and how is the recruitment process organized?

  • How are the promotion and retention policies applied to neurodiverse employees?

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Jill Houghton President & Chief Executive Officer of Disability:IN
Sebastian Denes Vice-President SAP Product Engineering& Head of SAP Mission Control Center APJ/GC
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