The statement ‘accessibility is human’ promotes the idea that accessibility is not just a technical issue, but a matter of human rights and inclusivity. Without accessibility, individuals with disabilities may face unnecessary barriers that prevent them from performing their job duties or even accessing the workplace itself. By ensuring accessibility, employers can create a more inclusive and diverse work environment that benefits everyone. Watch to learn from experts Catarina & Alycia on what accessibility means to them.
Alycia Anderson is an international TEDx motivational speaker, inclusion champion, advocate, DEI & accessibility changemaker, founder/CEO of The Alycia Anderson Company and a believer in possible. Alycia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Adapted Physical Education from California State University, Chico and a European Masters Degree in Adapted Physical Activity emphasizing the benefits, practices and principles of inclusion. She is a tennis player, cyclist, identical twin and has been a wheelchair user since birth. Alycia shares her journey globally to help companies and organizations understand the true benefits inherent to building a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace and society. Shining light on how our diversities are core to the qualities that make each of us uniquely qualified and able in life. Alycia’s authenticity and charisma draws others to her and she naturally connects them to inspire, mentor, champion, and support. Alycia right sizes everyday obstacles to open your mind to a world of possibility. “And that’s how she rolls!” To add to her credibility, Alycia speaks to organizations globally each year including Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Hyatt, eharmony, Burlington Stores, AAA, AbbVie and Arizona State University. She has been featured in an AT&T commercial, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Orange County Register. She has also been a guest on the Leeza Gibbons show, CBS news, Spotlight Sessions & Visit Sacramento podcast, and featured in Living Low Magazine and on the cover of New Mobility Magazine.