Breaking Barriers: How Accessibility Can Be Your Startup's Competitive Edge

Jun 18, 4:30 – 5:00 PM

Join us for a compelling fireside chat with Stephanie Cawthon, author and advocate, as she reshapes the conversation on disability and innovation. Discover practical strategies to make your startup more inclusive and accessible, benefiting both your customers and employees. RSVP to receive your listening link!

Virtual event

About this event

Are you ready to be inspired and challenged to think differently about accessibility and inclusion in the startup world? Join us for a compelling fireside chat with an extraordinary guest speaker Dr. Stephanie Cawthon, researcher, author, speaker, and Professor at the Univerity of Texas in Austin is reshaping the conversation around disability and innovation.

Event Overview:

In this enlightening session, our guest, an accomplished advocate and author, will share insights from their groundbreaking book, "Disability is Human: The Vital Power of Accessibility in Everyday Life." With a mission to highlight the importance of accessibility beyond legal requirements, our speaker will delve into the everyday realities and challenges faced by people with disabilities, a group that comprises 25% of the population.

Key Discussion Points:

Prevalence and Diversity of Disabilities: Gain a deeper understanding of the diverse spectrum of disabilities, including physical, learning, mental health, and invisible disabilities, and how they impact daily life.

Beyond Legal Requirements: Discover simple yet impactful ways to incorporate accessibility into your startup, making your products and services more inclusive without the need for extensive legal knowledge.

Creative Solutions for Accessibility: Learn how integrating stories and perspectives of people with disabilities can enhance your design and production processes, leading to more innovative and user-friendly solutions.

Personal Reflection on Disability: Reflect on your own experiences and attitudes towards disability, and explore how these perspectives can shape your approach to accessibility in your business.

Why Attend?

Be Inspired: Hear firsthand stories that illustrate the importance of inclusivity and the power of creative thinking in overcoming accessibility challenges.

Practical Takeaways: Leave with actionable tips and strategies to make your startup more accessible and inclusive, benefiting not only your customers but also your employees.

Join a Movement: Be part of a community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is committed to making a positive impact on the world.

This event is a must-attend for entrepreneurs, innovators, and anyone interested in creating a more inclusive and accessible world. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a leader in the field and to gain new perspectives that can drive your startup's success.

Because when you join us for a thought-provoking conversation that will inspire you to rethink accessibility and harness the power of inclusion in your startup journey. 

RSVP to receive your listening link!


  • Dr. Stephanie Cawthon

    University of Texas



  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies



  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director

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Dell Technologies

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