Abilities Virtual Experience

March 26-27, 2021

Online Globally

Open 24 hours each day
Live interviews, workshops and activities: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT

Disability Community Heavy Hitters Weigh In

Live Host Paul Amadeus Lane is back with more compelling interviews with prominent experts from the disability community. You'll hear more on such pivotal subjects as accessible technology, paralysis-focused nutrition, self-advocacy for autism, travel, adaptive sports, cannabis and more.  Get your questions ready!

All interviews will be live captioned and ASL-interpreted. And there's more. Lots more. Be sure to check our  info-packed workshops and interactive online events.

Meet the host, Paul Amadeus Lane

Meet the host, Paul Amadeus Lane

A radio broadcast journalist, tech & entertainment vlogger, video game accessibility consultant, Abilities Expo ambassador and now host of #AbilitiesVE, Paul will take you on an online adventure through live interviews with activists, CEOs, celebs, gamers, experts and more.

Friday, March 26, 2021

7:30 am Pacific time

Nutrition and Paralysis Q&A with Fatimah Fakhoury of ParalysisNutrition.com

Featuring Fatimah Fakhoury, Paralysis Nutrition

Nutrition and Paralysis Q&A with Fatimah Fakhoury of ParalysisNutrition.com

Join us for a discussion of proper nutrition for paralysis, including:

  • Foods to include and which to limit
  • Caloric intake and counting macros
  • Supplements
  • What is the best diet for paralysis

Note: No one-to-one advice will be given, only general information.

9:30 am Pacific time

Interview with KR Liu

Featuring KR Liu, Google

Interview with KR Liu

Join us for a discussion with KR Liu, Google's Head of Brand Accessibility. We'll talk about access, inclusion and representation with the global brand.

11:30 am Pacific time

Adapting Golf with Gianna Rojas, the "One Handed Lady Golfer"

Featuring Gianna Rojas, ADAPTIVE GOLFERS

Adapting Golf with Gianna Rojas

Join Gianna as she shows us the ways golf can be adapted to meet anyone's ability and tells us about the many benefits golfing has to offer. As she says, "golf lends itself perfectly to someone who has any type of ability."

2:00 pm Pacific time

Interview with Felicia Carbajal

Featuring Felicia Carbajal, The Social Impact Center

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A candid community conversation about cannabis for the Abilities Community. We'll discuss the do's and don'ts about CBD, THC, CBN and all cannabinoids. Introduce the best delivery methods for all the various conditions of the community. Leave feeling empowered to be able to place/pick up an order and use products.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

7:30 am Pacific time

Self-Advocacy with the Autism Self Advocacy Network

Featuring Noor Pervez, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) Self-Advocacy with the Autism Self Advocacy Network

This session will talk about self-advocacy, why it matters, and how autistic people can access tools to advocate for themselves and their communities.

9:30 am Pacific time

Accessible Travel Q&A: Get your travel questions answered

Featuring John Morris, WheelchairTravel.org

John Morris with Giraffe

Live Q&A with John Morris of WheelchairTravel.org.

11:30 am Pacific time

Interview with Steve Ewell

Featuring Steve Ewell, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation

Assistive Tech with Steve Ewell

Steve Ewell is the Executive Director of the Consumer Technology Association Foundation (CTA Foundation) and will join us to talk all things Consumer Tech!

2:00 pm Pacific time

Interview with Don Clayback, NCART

Featuring Don Clayback, National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology

Interview with Don Clayback, NCART

The Importance of Consumer Advocacy—Getting funding for complex wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment can be a challenge. The good news is there's a lot going on to protect and improve this situation. We'll review what's happening on a national and local level to get you updated. Most importantly, you'll hear how more people can get engaged in the initiatives to help protect access to this specialized equipment.

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