2020 Community Summit Webinar Series
Universal Design is Going Viral with Kyann Flint and Daman Wandke
Sponsored by Snohomish County
COVID-19 created an instant flip in the mindset regarding so many issues that the disability community has advocated for, for so long. From telework and wearing masks to the use of single-use plastics, as well as price gauging, these examples have been implemented to prevent COVID-19. These examples also fit into the overall idea of Universal Design. The list of COVID-19 preventions that create access to work, school, and health during a pandemic, also provides equity for the disability community. In being Universally Designed, all are benefitted, and Universal Design will continue to be beneficial long after the end of COVID-19. Join us for this webinar where we will share these concepts, resources and tools to discuss moving forward in making our communities more inclusive.
- Universal Design: What it is and why it is beneficial for everyone
- Issues that the disability community have been addressing for years but didn’t become mainstream until COVID-19
- COVID-19 disease prevention protocols and their impact on the disability community
- How to provide equity to the disability community now and continue to do so after COVID-19
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Kyann Flint, the Director of Accessibility and Communications at AbiliTrek, is a Bellingham native and a disability advocate. She graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences. Kyann held the title of Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2017 and placed second runner-up at Ms. Wheelchair America 2018. She is now the Director of the Ms. Wheelchair Washington of America program. Kyann loves traveling and coffee. She lives her life to defy the defined disability.
Daman Wandke, the CEO, Founder, and Lead Accessibility Consultant at AbiliTrek, is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Masters in Business Administration. Daman created AbiliTrek in 2016 after experiencing many barriers in his travels. Daman has had ten years of experience testing IT Accessibility for both local businesses to multinational corporations in the public and private sectors. On top of his work at AbiliTrek, Daman spends his time educating the public on disability-related topics. He has spoken at many events, teaches disability studies at his alma mater and enjoys traveling and being on the water.
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