Technology Changes Everything: Innovating to Include People of all Abilities in a More Diverse Workforce


This was a day and a half Forum held in NYC which included several panel presentations and keynote speakers that highlighted existing and emerging innovations promoting greater disability inclusion in the workplace. Topics included were: workforce development initiatives in technology and tech-intensive industries, training initiatives in the tech sector for people on the Autism Spectrum, inclusive design in tech products and services, entrepreneurship training and promotion for individuals with disabilities, and a discussion on how recruitment, screening, career development and job matching online tools can be design to facilitate greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. The target audience was leading technology companies, technology innovators and technology-enabled companies such as financial and professional services firms; public policy makers; university and college educators promoting disability inclusion among future professionals in the technology sector.

Project Activities


Contact Information

Susanne Bruyère


Phone: 607.255.9536 (office); 607.255.7727 (assistant)

Funding Agency

ILR School Pierce Memorial Fund, Hamerschlag, Sulzberger, and Borg, Adaptive Sailing

Principal Investigator

Susanne Bruyère

Collaborating Partners

Cornell Tech, Cornell Computing and Information Systems, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Office of the Vice Provost for Research