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FEED Meeting February 9, 2022

Implementing Executive Order (EO) 14035: Building Your Accessibility Roadmap

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 
1:00-3:00 p.m. ET


Executive Order (EO) 14035 lays out a wide-reaching and comprehensive plan for increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Government. As a follow up to the FEED meetings held on August 17, 2021 and September 13, 2021, the first FEED meeting of 2022 will review strategies for implementation of EO 14035, including development of agency accessibility roadmaps and an overview of the Government-wide Strategic Plan to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workplace (PDF). There will also be a discussion about available implementation resources and an exploration of agency priority areas.


Introduction (1:00-1:05 p.m.) 

  • Akinyemi Banjo, Policy Advisor, Employer and Workplace Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Department of Labor

Welcoming Remarks (1:05-1:10 p.m.) 

  • Taryn Williams, Assistant Secretary, ODEP, Department of Labor

Overview of Governmentwide Strategic Plan (1:10-1:40 p.m.) 

  • Dexter Brooks, Associate Director, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Cherokee Carroll, Diversity Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Building Your Agency’s Accessibility Roadmap (1:40-2:10 p.m.) 

  • Andrew Nielson, Director of the Government-wide IT Accessibility Program, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Cherokee Carroll, Diversity Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, OPM

Survey: Identifying Agency Priority Areas (2:10-2:30 p.m.) 

  • Sarah von Schrader, Associate Director of Research for the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University and Research Lead, EARN

Resources for Developing Implementation Strategies (2:30-2:55 p.m.) 

  • Bobby Silverstein, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville, PC, EARN Consultant

Closing Remarks (2:55-3:00 p.m.) 

  • Lou Orslene, Director, Employer and Workplace Policy, ODEP, Department of Labor