Haben Girma

Designing Technology with Accessibility in Mind

Haben Girma

Talk: Designing Technology with Accessibility in Mind

Harvard Law’s first deafblind graduate, Haben Girma, excelled in large part because people created accessible technology. Haben, who works at Disability Rights Advocates, encourages the development of accessible services and products. Recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House, Haben moves us towards a world where people with disabilities access the same services, on the same devices, and at the same time as non-disabled consumers. Technology designed with accessibility in mind truly transforms the lives of people with disabilities. Through this thoughtful discussion, Haben invites everyone to design products from the ground up with universal access in mind.

Haben Girma

An internationally acclaimed accessibility leader, Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House “Champion of Change”, Forbes 30 under 30 leader, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben champions equal access to information for people with disabilities. She has been honored by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and many others.