Join Petr Kucheryavyy from Charter’s Accessibility Center of Excellence to learn about the move that companies are making toward inclusion for both their employee and customer base. With 1 in 5 people in the US identifying as having a disability, shifting toward inclusion practices often determines the success of a team or company. You will also hear more about:
- Petr’s personal journey to inclusion and into the cable industry.
- Current industry statistics and trends.
- Types of disabilities and assistive technologies used.
- Business impact of disability inclusion.
- Steps each person can take to be a catalyst for change.
This event is free for WICT members, and $15 for non-members.
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About the Speaker
Petr Kucheryavyy is the Senior Manager of Outreach for Spectrum’s Accessibility team. Petr helps lead physical and virtual accessibility initiatives to improve and optimize accessibility for both employees and customers.
Born in Ukraine, just two months prior to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, Petr began losing his vision at age nine, shortly after his family immigrated to the United States. By age 10, Petr was declared legally blind. Petr eventually found work in the construction industry after dropping out of school due to his inability to read printed text. Determined to go beyond the apparent limitations, Petr was able to find resources and training that would open a path of opportunity in education, and eventually a dynamic career.
His career journey began in hospice care, after which he went on to teach “It’s Your Health,” an innovative approach to health and wellness at Emory University, his alma mater. He also earned a Wellness Coaching Certification with Wellcoaches Corporation and worked with clients to transform their approach to health and wellness. Peter’s experience includes rehabilitation and training roles in adult and senior programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind.
From hiking to camping, Petr loves being outdoors and traveling. He also enjoys volunteering with blind seniors in the community.
April 27, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm