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The Inclusion Event

  • 07 Oct 2021
  • 7:00 PM

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This year we are excited to announce that we are changing gears a bit and beginning The Inclusion Event (TIE). We're addressing important issues that affect many people. Inclusion through Universal Design. Our mission is to spread awareness and potential solutions we have identified addressing these barriers. TIE will feature a brief introduction about disAbility Connections followed by Architect and Paralympian Ileana Rodriguez's speech with some time for some Q & A. Pre-submitted questions to will be asked first and we encourage people to use this method.

Scott Clow from the K105.3 Morning Show will assist in hosting TIE, with Ileana Rodriguez as this year’s keynote speaker.

Ileana Rodriguez is the Principal at I Design Access, LLC, and an international architectural design consultant for major infrastructure projects focusing on inclusive design. Ileana’s experience comes from working for clients such as the International Paralympic Committee, national sports organizations, and various architecture firms. Ileana has been involved as a consultant to oversee different sizes of projects from Olympic/Paralympic Stadiums and airports to smaller sports facilities, hotels, and temporary infrastructure. The projects have taken place in Europe, Asia, and The Americas in a dozen different countries.

Ileana Rodriguez is a Paralympic swimmer and former member of the USA Team for the London 2012 Games.

She has extensive experience as a keynote speaker in several conferences, universities, and interviews on different media outlets on issues related to inclusion and architecture.

Ileana is currently a board member of the Americas Paralympic Committee as the Athlete Representative for the region. Ileana has a special interest in serving in her community as she also sits as a Commissioner for the Houston Planning and Houston Airport Commissions.

Due to COVID, TIE 2021 will be in an online format. TIE will be presented via Zoom with a connection to Facebook Live in order to offer the best options for those with hearing and vision impairments. Closed captioning and American Sign Language will be available.

We created this campaign for everyone to contribute at various impact levels. Be sure to review the ways you can make an impact in the FAQ and please share this page with your family and friends. Your involvement is critical to our success and solving this issue. Thank you again for attending.

To get the link plus access to the silent auction and reminders in your email register at:

disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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