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Defying the Odds: Finding Success as a Designer with an Invisible Disability with Wendy Tabor RGD

OCT 27 | 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
Meridian Hall — Lower Lobby
  • Accessibility

15% of the world’s population lives with some kind of disability, and disabilities do not discriminate.

According to the Canadian Association for the Deaf, there are approximately 357,000 culturally Deaf Canadians and as many as 3.21 million Hard of Hearing Canadians. 40% of Deaf Canadians are unemployed, and that's too many. With those four key facts in mind, Wendy discusses lessons she's learned: being a self-advocate, continually learning about Deaf culture, advocating in the medical space and reframing your view of oneself.

In this session, you’ll:
  • Learn the differences between an invisible disability vs a visible disability
  • Receive cultural advice on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities to clear biases
  • Understand how to help those in need of accommodations at various career stages
  • Get tips on how to advocate for yourself in the workplace

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