Abilities Virtual Experience 2

November 20-22, 2020

Online Globally

Accessible 24 hours a day starting Friday, 9 am PST

Live host, workshops and adaptive activities: 9 am - 5 pm PST

Abilities VE2 is Back and
Better than Ever

The Abilities Virtual Experience is back to connect you with the disability-focused resources your need from the comfort of your living room. Thanks to all for the great feedback from the first virtual show. We kept everything you loved and improved on everything you didn't. So settle in for more engagement, more interactivity and more accessibility! Are you registered yet? It's free.

CLICK HERE to get the word out about the FREE #AbilitiesVE2 to your organization, family and friends.

Connect with the Tech

Welcome to your virtual playground. You'll see live product demos, chat directly with exhibitor reps and find the products and services you need to supercharge your independence. 

Informative Virtual Workshops

Get relevant info you can act on like how to boost your immunity, how to make your kitchen or bathroom accessible, how to parent with a disability and more. Live Q&As follow.

Adaptive Online Activities

Just like our in-person events, this virtual experience brings the inclusive FUN! Engage from home with wheelchair dance tutorials, adaptive fitness, yoga, service dog demos and more.

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Must-See and Can't-Miss Virtual Experiences

There is just so much to see at the Virtual Experience. Here are a few opportunities you don't want to let pass you by.

Cool Show Features

 

Comin' to you LIVE

Host Paul Amadeus Lane will conduct live interviews with CEOs, celebs and other movers and shakers in the disability community. There's entertainment, too, with hilarious comedians and jaw-dropping dance performances.

Girl Power

Ali Stroker, the first wheelchair user to win a Tony Award, and Chelsie Hill, founder of the world-famous Rollettes will talk about their experiences, challenges and how they are making their dreams happen.

Happy Birthday, ADA

Turning 30 is the perfect time to reflect on where we've been and where we are going. Meet one of the ADA's architects, disability activists, directors of the critically acclaimed film, Crip Camp, and more!

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Plan Your Online Abilities Virtual Experience

Don't miss our life-enhancing exhibits, dynamic workshops and fun events for kids of all ages!

Schedule-At-A-Glance

 

We are working on an awesome line-up for you. Check back soon.

Who's Who at Abilities VE2

You asked more interactivity and more engagement. Your wish, our command! We jam-packed our line-up with live interviews and Q&As with actual stars from the disability community.

LIVE Interviews

 

Judy Heumann

Judy Heumann

This international disability rights champion, author and professional badass started fighting tooth and nail for the disability community back in the 70s and has not let up since. Her contribution to the passage and enforcement of disability rights legislation is highlighted in the critically acclaimed documentary, Crip Camp.

Imani Barbarin

Imani Barbarin

And speaking of badass, Imani is a disability rights and inclusion activist who uses her voice and social media platforms to create conversations engaging the disability community. You have probably used her popular hashtags: #PatientsAreNotFaking, #AbledsAreWeird and #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow. Born with cerebral palsy, Imani often writes and uses her popular platform to speak from the perspective of a black woman with disabilities. Translation: She is bigotry's worst enemy.

Alice Wong

Alice Wong

A strong voice for the disability community, Alice is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture. In 2020, Alice was named by Time Magazine as one of 16 people fighting for equality in America. Her activism also landed her on the cover of the September issue of Vogue.

Paul Amadeus Lane

Paul Amadeus Lane

A radio personality, tech and entertainment vlogger, Abilities Expo ambassador and now host of Abilities VE2, Paul will take his audience on an online adventure through live interviews with activists, CEOs, celebs and more.

Ali Stroker

Ali Stroker

Ali's no stranger to making history. Her Broadway performance as 'Ado Annie' in Oklahoma! earned her a Tony Award, the first for a wheelchair user. She also starred in 12 episodes of the talent competition, The Glee Project, winning a guest role on Fox's Glee. Now she's sharing her journey at Abilities VE2 as well as some secrets to her success.

Lex Frieden

Lex Frieden

One of the chief architects of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lex will share his unique insights into crafting the legislation designed to open doors and level the playing field for the disability community.

Nic Novicki

Nic Novicki

Nic is a stand-up comedian known on six continents with a zillion TV and film credits to him name. He has also paved the way for aspiring filmmakers with disabilities the opportunity to showcase their work through the EasterSeals Disability Film Challenge. But you at Abilities VE2, it’s comedy and laughs all the way!

Santina Muha

Santina Muha

Santina Muha is a writer, actress, improviser, storyteller, comic and Jersey girl currently living and performing in Los Angeles. And now her comedy stylings are coming to Abilities VE2!

Andraéa LaVant

Andraéa LaVan

She’s an activist, disability advocate, inclusion specialist, and impact producer for the critically acclaimed documentary, Crip Camp. As the ADA has reach its milestone 30th year, she will share her expertise on where we can go from here.

Chelsie Hill

Chelsie Hill

This young woman is just crushing it. As the founder of the world-famous Rollettes dance team, she’s dedicated her life to dance and empowering women everywhere to to pursue their passions despite the obstacles in there way. Find out how she does it!

Scott Meuser

Scott Meuser

The CEO of Quantum Rehab and Pride Mobility leads the cutting-edge organizations responsible for everything from iLevel powerchairs to fold-and-go travel scooters. He’ll weigh in on the mobility industry and how he sees the technology developing for the future.

No Barriers to Abilities Virtual Experience 2

The Experience is WCAG compliant and accessible to all with built in accommodations for a wide range of disabilities. Likewise, attendees can engage with the platform through their desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

Accessibility Features

 

Deaf/HOH Community

All three Abilities VE2 channels—Live Host, Workshops and Events—are all captioned and ASL-interpreted to ensure full accessibility for those with hearing disabilities.

Visual Disabilities

From registration to virtual booths to live content, the Abilities Virtual Experience platform is screen reader friendly for our attendees who are blind or have low vision.

Physical Challenges

For the many attendees with upper limb dexterity issues that have difficulty operating a mouse, the platform is easily navigated with keyboard shortcuts.

Abilities Virtual Experience 2 How-to's

In case you have a few questions about how to make the most of your Abilities Virtual Experience, we will post helpful tips soon.

VE2 is accessible November 20-22, 24 hours a day on Friday at 9:00 am Pacific time. The live host, workshops and adaptive activities will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

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