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Thursday, November 17 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Designing for Disabilities

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Disability impacts all of us.

According the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 53 million adults in the United States live with a disability (as of 2012) - that is a full 20% of our population. Unfortunately, many of the systems that we live by do not accommodate for the struggles that these individuals face.

Join this panel discussion to hear from three entrepreneurs who are actively working to make our world more livable for people affected by disability. 

Moderators
avatar for Katie Chase

Katie Chase

Founder, WalkingKata
Katie Chase started making music at age 11 and after music school at Oberlin Conservatory went back to school for healthcare to help her recover from serious injuries sustained in a car accident during her senior year. In 2003 started a private practice specializing in clinical bodywork for singers. Several years later she launched Advanced Educators, an online marketplace for continuing education and then earned her MBA at Bainbridge Graduate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Alink

Barbara Alink

Founder & CEO, Alinker
Barbara Alink, CEO of the Alinker Inventions, designed and developed conceptual and production prototypes for The Alinker R-volution walking bike. She established investment rounds, manufacturing partners, dealer network, marketing, media and press strategy for product introduction, promotional tour, spring 2015 and organized 2 successful crowdfunding campaigns. She has founded companies in Canada and the Netherlands.Past work history includes... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Condrea

Gabriela Condrea

Founder, Tango is About the Connection
Gabriela Condrea is a world-traveling teacher, speaker, connecter, author of the book WHEN 1+1=1: That "Impossible"​ Connection and blog Invisible-Ties.blogspot.com. She is also the founder of Team Building in Motion (corporate team-building & school workshops), Mingle&Move, the public speaking group SPIT and NeuroTango. Visit GabrielaCondrea.com for more information.
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Sophie Thacher

Web Development Resident, Galvanize
Thacher (as she goes by) is passionate about helping patients to live better, more independent lives. In addition to more traditional work in data management and analytics in the healthcare industry, she also pursues projects addressing her own health, contributing to open source development, building and in support of the patient community. She is a full-stack web developer with a background in management consulting, but above all she is a... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

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