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With Larry Goldberg (Dir. & Head of Accessibility, Verizon Media), Christopher Patnoe (Head of Accessibility Programs, Google), Cynthia Slowik (Innovation Mgr, Verizon 5G Labs).
Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 02:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Join us for a mindful conversation about accessibility in mixed reality (XR), exploring innovations that prioritize diversity, & make XR experiences accessible to all.

Extended Reality (XR) experiences are on the rise, & it's vital that these immersive technologies scale with diversity & accessibility in mind.

Join us for a conversation about accessibility in the world of XR, exploring innovations that make extended reality accessible to all.

This event will be hosted on BlueJeans. You will receive the livestream link after you RSVP.

Larry Goldberg

Senior Director & Head of Accessibility

Verizon Media

Larry is Head of Accessibility at Verizon Media where he directs a dedicated team of accessibility professionals & coordinates with thousands of designers & developers to ensure that Verizon Media's many products, services & media offerings are as accessible as possible for people with disabilities.

Christopher Patnoe

Head of Accessibility Programs


Christopher Patnoe is the Head of Accessibility Programs & Disability Inclusion for Google. He leads Google's efforts around the accessibility of product, people (both Googler & end users) & partnerships. He has more than 20 years experience in Tech working at companies like Apple, Sony Ericsson & Disney where he's built hardware, software, & services. His current passion is Accessibility at the intersection of immersive technologies (AR/VR) & consumer hardware. He is the chair for the Immersive Captions Community Group with the W3C, is a co-Chair of the XR Association Accessibility Working Group, & sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Foundation for the Blind. Christopher has a degree in Music from UC Berkeley.

Cynthia Slowik

Innovation Manager

Verizon 5G Labs

Cynthia Slowik is an Innovation Manager for the 5G Lab in NYC. She's responsible for live virtual event programming, innovation workshops, & supporting co-creation initiatives across the NYC & Verizon innovation ecosystem. Most recently she executed an event series partnership with WXR to highlight relevant XR topics in a variety of virtual platforms. Notable work achievements from producing NYCxDESIGN, New York City's official Design Week' & an active mentor for several highly-regarded tech accelerators such as Barclay's Accelerator, powered by Techstars & hardware tech Futureworks incubator programs.
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