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Joshua Breitbart, NYC Deputy Chief Technology Officer Joshua Breitbart is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York. He directs NYC Connected, the City’s program to deliver universal, affordable broadband for all New Yorkers.
Conference Live Stream
The live stream ended on Thursday, May 16th. You can watch and listen to the conference recording below. Closed Captioning To enable captions for the live stream, hover over the video and click on “Subtitles/closed caption (c)” on the bottom right of the stream. Audio Description As part of our partnership, AIRA will be live
A Guide for Attendees
Whether you’re joining us in person or via livestream, there are many ways to participate during and after the conference. Here is a guide to help you navigate the event and how to stay connected online via #NYCDiCon19 and offline. Download our digital program. Follow us on Social Media Twitter: @NYCDisabilities, @NYCMayorsOffice Facebook:
Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities As Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Victor Calise has been a tireless advocate for people with disabilities in both the Bloomberg and de Blasio Administrations. Responsible for ensuring that New York City is the most accessible city in the world, Calise
Kinetic Light is a project-based disability art collective made up of Alice Sheppard (choreographer, dancer), Laurel Lawson (collaborator, dancer) and Michael Maag (projection and lighting designer). Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches at the intersections of disability, dance, and race. The collective’s rigorous investment in the histories, cultures, and artistic work of disabled people and
Heidi Latsky Dance
Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is a contemporary dance company founded in 2001. The mission of the company is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. HLD has received numerous awards, commissions and residencies, and has toured internationally.
Hugh McGrory and Debra Anderson
Co-Founders, Datavized Hugh McGrory and Debra Anderson are co-founders of Datavized, a technology company based in Brooklyn. In March 2019 they released an open source web-based tool for data sonification with support from Google News Initiative. This tool, TwoTone, turns data into sound and music, allowing users to hear data.
Journalist Wendy is a national reporter and global speaker on disability in the media based in New York City. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Teen Vogue, Bustle and many others. As a journalist, Wendy writes about a wide range of health and social issues within the disability
Creative Director, Fovrth Studios Jesse (Jesus) Ayala is an immersive storyteller who uses new media to engage audiences with social issues. Ayala’s work has premiered at Tribeca, SXSW, Cannes, The American Film Institute (AFI), HotDocs, and Sheffield. Ayala is best known for “Authentically Us: Voices from the Transgender Community,” Oculus’ first virtual reality docu-series, and