👓 Excluded from Confoo Speaker Dinner ‚Äď What Happened and How It Made Me Feel | Part of a Whole

Read Excluded from Confoo Speaker Dinner ‚Äď What Happened and How It Made Me Feel by Nicolas Steenhout (Part of a Whole)

I was an invited speaker at the Confoo YVR conference in December 2017. I gave two talks, both on accessibility. I was the only speaker presenting accessibility-related topics. There was a dinner organized for all the speakers. I was precluded from attending that dinner because the organizers selected a venue on the second floor, with no elevators. There was no way for a wheelchair user to access the venue. I felt embarrassed, and angry.

Wow this was pretty shitty…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *