Hear how Microsoft has become a model of competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities, particularly in the time of COVID.
The coronavirus pandemic caused a huge disruption to where and how Americans work. Businesses across the country moved to telework and employees developed new work-from-home routines. In this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, Microsoft has demonstrated itself as a leader both in accessible technology and its commitment to employment for people with disabilities.
Microsoft's tools and software have been integral to creating accessible remote work opportunities for all employees. Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Office at Microsoft, will discuss this and the company's commitment to competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities during The Harkin Institute’s virtual 2020 Sussman Lecture on September 16.
Lay-Flurrie, who is profoundly deaf, leads many Microsoft initiatives to empower people with disabilities both inside and outside the company. She has been with the company since 2005 and has a passion for helping Microsoft serve as a model of how to recruit and retain employees with disabilities.
Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00pm to 8:00pmVirtual Event