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FREE GAAD Event

A Practical Introduction to Disability Awareness

Thursday, May 16th at 2 PM ET

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), 3Play Media is happy to be joined by Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC for a session that will offer a practical introduction to disability and ableism. Catarina will share common microaggressions, how to avoid them, and simple strategies for how to be more inclusive for both colleagues and customers.

About GAAD

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is an awareness day focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people alive today who live with disabilities or impairments.

Register for the Webinar:

Registration Info:

You will receive a confirmation email with details for logging into the webinar. This webinar will be hosted on Thursday, May 16th from 2 pm - 3 pm ET. Convert your time zoneThis webinar will be recorded and available for replay.

Accessibility Info:

3Play Media is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible virtual event for all participants. We will provide live captioning and ASL interpretation for this webinar. For questions about other accommodations or needs, please contact webinars@3playmedia.com.

About the Speakers:

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Catarina Rivera

Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC is a disability public speaker, DEI consultant, and content creator with over 14 years of experience in the public sector. Catarina works with companies to improve disability awareness, inclusion, and accessibility. She is the founder of Blindish Latina, a platform smashing disability stigmas through storytelling and advocacy. Catarina has worn hearing aids from a young age and was diagnosed with a progressive vision disability at 17 years old. She has a BA from Duke University, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MPH from Hunter College. Catarina is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (IAAP). 

She is a member of RespectAbility's National Disability Speakers Bureau and KeyNote Women's Global Speakers Directory. She has been featured in Nasdaq, Authority Magazine, and as one of the top 21 DEI influencers of 2021. She was also named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices on Disability Advocacy for 2022. Past clients have included HarperCollins Publishers, LinkedIn, Hachette Book Group, Whole30, Grant Thornton, ColorStack, and BCG Digital Ventures. Catarina is a TEDx Speaker and spoke at TEDxRolandPark in June 2022. Catarina is committed to social justice.