Disability in the Workplace Panel at UC Berkeley
Updated: Jun 15
Last week, TheCIL presented a panel at the UC Berkeley Career Center, discussing how a disability can be considered an asset in the workplace. Panelists included diversity officers, hiring managers, disability activists, and people with disabilities with competitive employment.
Thanks to the Cal Career Center and Ricardo Flores for hosting this great discussion that allowed the audience to respond to questions in real time using their smart phones.
Shayna Steinfeld, Technical Recruiter, Pinterest
Sunday Parker, Accessibility Evangelist, User Experience, Salesforce
Josh Halstead, Senior Designer/Educator
Stuart, Executive Director, TheCIL
Will Butler, VP of Community, Be My Eyes
Cynthia Le, University Recruiting Campus Manager, NVIDIA
Panel discussion topics will included why companies are seeking to hire individuals with disabilities, how having a disability can be an advantage in the workplace, personal experience with hiring employees with disabilities as well as experiences being a person with a disability seeking and obtaining competitive employment.
This panel was a collaboration between The Center for Independent Living, Inc (TheCIL), UC Berkeley and local business leaders with disabilities that discusses how a disability can be considered an asset in the workplace.