Join us in celebration of Deaf Awareness Month!|
We will be showcasing some of the latest & most powerful assistive technologies allies can use to create more accessible & inclusive digital & physical spaces that empower people with hearing disabilities in the workplace.
The conversation will be facilitated by Mariella Paulino, Founder of Project Hearing
Demo List Coming Soon!
In 2014, Mariella was pulled over by a police officer. Because of her hearing loss, her inability to follow commands was understood as noncompliance & created a situation that could easily have escalated. The experience left her so shaken she went on to do her Master's degree in communications to explore how people with disabilities interact & communicate with the world around them. The thesis then turned into a social venture project, Project Hearing, which among many other things, created bumper stickers that say "Deaf Driver" in an effort to create better interactions between deaf people & police officers. She has worked in tech as a software developer, designer, & now as a project manager by day & assistive tech advocate nonprofit manager by night. If you want to get in touch with her, email her at [masked] or follow her on social media @projectHearing. Add if you like her work go ahead & support her Patreon at http://bit.ly/support4ph.
ALSO - We are keeping the meetup free of charge this month, but as an organization, our expenses have not stopped. If you have valued our events & programs, & you are able, we ask that you consider making a small contribution! DONATE AT: https://www.nytech.org/support_nyta