IDPP Deputy Director and Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, Dr. Filippo Trevisan, is traveling to Boston this weekend to speak at the 2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit. The summit takes place over 2 days: November 19 and November 20. He will present on Monday, November 20, discussing voting rights for persons with disabilities and their access to information during elections, particularly online information. This talk is part of a panel that will discuss effective participation in elections for persons with disabilities 15 years after the Help America Vote Act was signed into law in 2002.
Other speakers at the event include Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, Marlee Matlin, Oscar-Winning actress and disability activist, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan.
The 2017 Inclusion Summit is one of the largest disability inclusion events in North America and brings together over 1,000 people from a variety of sectors, including but not limited to: policy; advocacy; technology; human services; business; social justice; education; and housing, to share best practices and network. The aim is to motivate and educate attendees with the knowledge to advance inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life. It includes 15 panels with dozens of speakers.
The Summit is organized by the Ruderman Foundation, which works to correct the injustice of exclusion of children and adults with disabilities. The Foundation believes inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community.