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FEED Meeting September 14, 2022

Ensuring Accessibility for Everyone: Considerations & Strategies for Success

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET


The fourth and final virtual meeting of the Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability (FEED) for FY22 will focus on the importance of ensuring accessibility for all. Presenters will cover topics such as digital and physical accessibility, accessible meetings and events, and the critical role access plays in creating equitable work environments.


Introduction (1:00-1:05 p.m.)

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

Welcoming Remarks (1:05-1:15 p.m.)

  • Dr. Janice Underwood, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Presentation: Considerations for Physically Accessible Workplaces (1:15-1:45 p.m.) 

  • Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist, Northeast Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

Presentation: Ensuring Digital and Document Accessibility (1:45-2:10 p.m.) 

  • Angela Watkins, Program Manager, Section 508, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Presentation: Developing an Events Accessibility Policy at DOL (2:10-2:30 p.m.) 

  • Jonathan Katz, Policy Advisor, Employer and Workplace Policy Team, DOL/ODEP
  • Verlencia Somuah, Policy Advisor, Employer and Workplace Policy Team, DOL/ODEP

Question and Answer Session (2:30-2:55 p.m.)

Closing Remarks (2:55-3:00 p.m.)

  • Lou Orslene, Director, Employer and Workplace Policy Team, DOL/ODEP