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Empowering Employment: Leveraging Bookshare in the workforce

01:45:00

Jun 23, 2021 06:12 PM

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Samuel Proulx
Accessibility Evangelist @Fable
Samuel Proulx is the Accessibility Evangelist at Fable, a leading accessibility testing platform powered by people with disabilities. As a blind individual, Sam knows and values the importance of accessibility in all aspects of life and is a strong advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the digital world. Sam brings his previous experience as Fable’s community manager, plus life-long advocacy for himself and others, to his role as Evangelist.
Lynette Frison
Community Manager @Fable
Lynette Frison is the Community Manager at Fable, a leading accessibility testing platform powered by people with disabilities. Lynette has worked in the fields of accessibility and customer service for 21 years. Lynette is a totally blind screen reader user, and has been using assistive technology since the age of 10. She believes inclusive design and accessibility in the digital world are crucial to the success and happiness of persons with disabilities.
Vanessa Lombardo
Outreach Coordinator @Benetech / Bookshare
Vanessa is an Outreach Coordinator for Bookshare, a program of Benetech Inc. In her current role she promotes the use of accessible eBooks via Bookshare and provides support and training to adults who are Blind and Visually Impaired. She is trained as a Special Education teacher and has worked with people with disabilities of all ages in the classroom, as well as in the role of outside consultant. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education, as well as an Assistive Technology Practitioner Certification (ATP) through RESNA. She is passionate about Assistive Technology and bringing it to those who need it most. Vanessa’s goal is to support individuals with disabilities reach their goals through the use of technology.