Picture of seven mentors with disabilities working in the media sector. The image is black and white and the mentors appear to be younger professionals, including four women and three men – four of which are wheelchair users and one of which is holding walking skies.. All of them are looking at the camera and smiling.
Great news – Lights! Camera! Access! Career Exploration Summit is expanding to Silicon Valley during the Global Accessibility Symposium on Friday, May 17th, 9:00am-6:00 pm at the Mountain View Computer History Museum.
If you, or someone you know is an aspiring technology and media professional who is Deaf or has disabilities and is a high school transitioning senior, recent college graduate, or a veteran with a disability, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Deadline for participant applications is Monday, May 6th at 8 pm PT.
In partnership with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, The Disability Media Technology Alliance, is hosting on Friday May 17, 2019, the Global Accessibility Symposium sharply focused on career opportunities, advancing leadership, and showcasing innovations in accessible technology. As part of our event we will be hosting a Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 (LCA 2.0) Career Exploration Summit. LCA is for the Deaf and individuals with disabilities to explore media and technology career opportunities, with the goal to Increase employment in-front-of and behind-the-camera/keyboard.
If selected you will have an opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals and make connections with employers eager to recruit individuals who are Deaf or have disabilities in order to develop the next generation of products that will revolutionize how all of us interact with the world.
You will participate in workshops during the summit and have ongoing support in your career exploration journey. During the summit you will attend workshops including,
- Resume Review, Speed Interviews and Flash Mentoring
- Networking to Achieve your Career Objectives Workshop
- Self-Disclosure Workshop: How to Leverage Disability to Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
Click on the application below and apply by Monday, May 6th at 8:00 pm PT