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2nd Annual Event. Nationwide  Accessibility Awareness. Streaming live on Oct. 19,21 and 23, 2020.  Theme: Increasing access and opportunity. Celebrating 30 year anniversary of ADA and 75 year anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Leading our industry in accessibility is critical to achieving our mission and vision as a company. That’s why we’re so excited to invite you to join us for our second annual Accessibility Awareness Celebration. This event will stream live on Oct. 19, 21 and 23. Sign up today to be inspired, learn from experts and have a chance to win training and wellness coaching sessions.

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Video can only be viewed by Nationwide associates.

Leading our industry in accessibility is critical to achieving our mission and vision as a company. That’s why we’re so excited to invite you to join us for our second annual Accessibility Awareness Celebration. This event will stream live on Oct. 19, 21 and 23. Sign up today to be inspired, learn from experts and have a chance to win training and wellness coaching sessions.

  • Together we’ll learn from experts such as Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer for Microsoft; Bert Floyd, Senior IT Manager Assistive Technologies at TD Bank; and Tanner Gers, American Foundation for the Blind and Paralympian World Championship team member, Parapan American gold medalist and national champion in track cycling.
  • We’ll be inspired by our own Bettina Dolinsek, Nationwider and the first blind CrossFit trainer in the US, as well as many other Nationwide associates and leaders.
  • We are giving away personal training and wellness coaching sessions with Tanner Gers! Fifty associates can win “Absolutely Lean” during our “Let’s Get Moving Challenge” session.
  • And you’ll have the chance to see demos of new tools that you can use in your day-to-day work to improve accessibility for our associates, customers and partners.

Please share this unique opportunity with your co-workers and encourage them to do their part to ensure we deliver extraordinary care for the millions of Americans with accessibility needs.

Schedule

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1:00 - 1:15 P.M. EST Opening Remarks by Michael Carrel, SVP, CTO - Marketing & Enterprise Growth Solutions, Lori Rennie, VP Billing & Payment COE, Tiffany Grinstead, VP Agency Marketing and Diversabilities ARG sponsor
Moderator: Inggrie Moore
1:15 - 1:45 P.M. EST Keynote Guest Speaker Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
1:45 - 2:00 P.M. EST Q&A with Jenny, Michael, Lori and Tiffany
2:15 - 2:45 P.M. EST Demo of Tools, Assistive Technologies and Q&A with Chad Wolfe and Kevin Ackley
3:00 - 3:30 P.M. EST Demo of Digital Accessibility Center and accessibility features in Microsoft products with Jared George
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1:00 - 2:00 P.M. EST Inclusive Culture Begins with Us by Bert Floyd, TD Bank Senior IT Manager Assistive Technologies
Moderator: Sreeni Gorantla
2:00 - 2:20 P.M. EST Quick Demo of Color Contrast Analyzer and Bolt how to be inclusive by considering using good color choices with Kevin Hien
2:30 - 3:30 P.M. EST Accessing Your Inner Superhero by Tanner Gers, American Foundation for the Blind
Moderator: Demond Saunders
3:30 - 4:00 P.M. EST Let’s Get Moving! Quick workout demo and Q&A session with Bettina Dolinsek, 1st blind CrossFit trainer in the US and Tanner Gers US Paralympian, World Championship team member, Para Pan American gold medalist, and national champion in track cycling
Fifty associates can win “Absolutely Lean” wellness coaching sessions
Moderator: Travis Goodwin
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12:00 - 12:50 P.M. EST



12:50 - 1:00 P.M. EST
Increasing Access and Opportunity Panel Discussion with Doug Sharp from Lettuce Work, Ashlee Leslie from OSU, Brian Bell and Walaa Waeda from Nationwide.
Moderator: Tiffany Grinstead
Inclusion Speech by Jason Turner, Nationwide OSU TOPS Intern
1:00 - 1:45 P.M. EST Let’s Learn More about the Deaf Culture and Deaf Service Center by John Moore
Moderator: Brian Bell
1:45 - 2:00 P.M. EST Let’s Learn Basic American Sign Language (ASL) by a DSC instructor
2:00 - 2:15 P.M. EST Closing Remarks by Angela Bretz, VP Diversity and Inclusion and Chetan Kandhari, SVP, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer
2:15 - 2:25 P.M. EST Announcement of Lean Challenge Giveaway Winners and Entertainment
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Speaker Line Up

Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Chief Accessibility Officer
Microsoft

Bert Floyd

Sr. Manager Assistive Technologies
TD Bank

Tanner Gers

Business Development Leader
American Foundation for the Blind

John Moore

CEO/Executive Director
Deaf Services Center, Inc. (DSC)

Doug Sharp

Co-founder and Exexcutive Director
Lettuce Work Foundation

Ashlee Leslie

Disability Career Specialist
Ohio State University TOPS

Nationwide Speakers and Producers

Michael Carrel

SVP, CTO Marketing & Enterprise Growth Solutions

Lori Rennie

VP Billing & Payment COE

Tiffany Grinstead

VP Agency Marketing

Chetan Kandhari

SVP, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer

Angela Bretz

VP Diversity and Inclusion

Sreeni Gorantla

AVP Enterprise Internet and Mobility

Walaa Waeda

Business Project Management

Brian Bell

AVP Strategic Partnership Ops

Bettina Dolinsek

Claim Support Services

Cindy Esker

Director Creative Services

Travis Goodwin

Technical Director Accounting

John Cropper

Manager Creative Services

Chad Wolfe

Consultant Technology and Engineer

Kevin Ackley

Consultant Digital Accessibility

Kevin Hien

UX Digital Accessibility

Jared George

Developer Digital Accessibility

Jason Turner

Student Intern Digital Accessibility

Demond Saunders

Sr. Consultant Learning and Performance

Mark Christman

Sr. Consultant Corp. Comm.

Gideon Antwi

Student Developer Digital Accessibility

Inggrie Moore

Program Manager Digital Accessibility

Robert Thompson

Manager Creative Services

Jane Kuberski

Business Consultant, NBS

Lindsey Johnston

Technology Specialist