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Disability Support: Good for People, Good for Business

A Be My Eyes business community event featuring guests from Microsoft and Google

Thursday, June 25th at 12:00 PM EST / 9 AM PST / 6 PM CEST

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Guests

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Caroline Casey

Founder, The Valuable 500

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Neil Barnett

Director of Inclusive Hiring for People with Disabilities, Microsoft

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Kyndra LoCoco

Accessibility Partner and Community Programs Manager, Google Inc.

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Will Butler

Vice President of Community at Be My Eyes

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020
12:00 PM EST / 9 AM PST / 6 PM CEST

About the webinar

Business Case for Accessible Support

There are close to 3 billion blind and low-vision people in the world with $45 billion in discretionary spending at their disposal in the U.S. alone—with no one marketing to them properly.

It’s more clear than ever that serving that community via accessible support and curated products is more than merely a polite gesture. In fact, it makes a lot of business sense.

Join Be My Eyes for our first-ever webinar as the organization welcomes inclusion experts from their partners at Google and Microsoft, as the progressive companies share how the accessibility framework opened their businesses up to a wealth of new market opportunities.

For the 1-hour event, Be My Eyes will pull back the curtain to show how accessibility champions from Google, Microsoft and beyond make a compelling business case for accessibility support – and the success that follows. This is a rare opportunity to hear how Neil Barnett, Director of Inclusive Hiring at Microsoft, and Kyndra LoCoco, Accessibility Partner and Community Programs Manager at Google Inc., sell accessibility internally and explain why supporting the disability community makes good business sense in plain and simple terms.

With an introduction from Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, and moderated by Will Butler, Vice President of Community at Be My Eyes, Neil and Kyndra will reveal precisely how accessibility and inclusion have changed their companies for the better. They’ll also demonstrate how your organization—no matter the size—can evolve through the business case for accessibility.

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Meet our guests

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Caroline Casey

Founder, The Valuable 500

Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur. Committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability, over the past two decades she has set up several organizations and initiatives centered on disability business inclusion. Caroline is also a TED speaker, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, a past advisor for the Clinton Global Initiative, a One Young World Counsellor, and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

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Neil Barnett

Director of Inclusive Hiring for People with Disabilities, Microsoft

Neil Barnett is responsible for the strategy and operational performance of Microsoft’s consumer and enterprise Disability Answer Desk, which provides specialist customer support to people with disabilities. Neil’s leadership role within Microsoft’s inclusion efforts traces back to 2015, when he became responsible for the Microsoft Autism Hiring Program. In 2018, Neil helped bring Be My Eyes to the Disability Answer Desk to support their customers who are blind or have low vision. A valuable design partner from the beginning, Neil and Microsoft have proved how vital it is to meet new customers on their level.

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Kyndra LoCoco

Accessibility Partner and Community Programs Manager, Google Inc.

Kyndra LoCoco cultivates relationships with nonprofits, advocacy organizations, training centers, rehabilitation centers, schools, universities, companies, governments and more through her role with Google. Prior to her current role, Kyndra built the Google Disability Support team and managed the Google Accessibility event programs. Before accessibility, she worked to build Google’s largest retail space, Google Shopping Express (now Google Shopping). An instrumental force in setting up the disability support team, in 2019 Kyndra helped bring Be My Eyes to Google to more efficiently connect with the low-vision community—a partnership that the community was thrilled with from the onset.

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