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XR for All: Accessible Experiences

 XR for All: Accessible Experiences
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Extended Reality (XR) experiences are on the rise, and it’s vital that these immersive technologies scale with diversity and accessibility in mind. Join us for a conversation about accessibility in the world of XR, exploring innovations that make extended reality accessible to all.


Meet The Panelists:
Cynthia Slowik
Cynthia Slowik
Innovation Manager
Verizon 5G Labs

Cynthia Slowik is an Innovation Manager for the 5G Lab in NYC. She’s responsible for live virtual event programming, innovation workshops, and supporting co-creation initiatives across the NYC and Verizon innovation ecosystem. Most recently she executed an event series partnership with WXR to highlight relevant XR topics in a variety of virtual platforms. Notable work achievements from producing NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official Design ‘Week’ and an active mentor for several highly-regarded tech accelerators such as Barclay's Accelerator, powered by Techstars and hardware tech Futureworks incubator programs.


Christopher Patnoe
Christopher Patnoe
Head of Accessibility Program and Disability Inclusion
Google

Christopher Patnoe is the Head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion for Google. He leads Google's efforts around the accessibility of product, people (both Googler and end users) and partnerships. He has more than 20 years experience in Tech working at companies like Apple, Sony Ericsson and Disney where he's built hardware, software, and services. His current passion is Accessibility at the intersection of immersive technologies (AR/VR) and consumer hardware. He is the chair for the Immersive Captions Community Group with the W3C, is a co-Chair of the XR Association Accessibility Working Group, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Foundation for the Blind. Christopher has a degree in Music from UC Berkeley.

Jennifer Esposito
Jennifer Esposito
Vice President and General Manager, Health
Magic Leap

Jennifer Esposito is the Vice President and General Manager, Health at Magic Leap. With over 20 years of experience, Jennifer is a seasoned tech, healthcare IT, medical devices and biotech executive. After spending over 13 years at GE Healthcare, Jennifer was the General Manager of Health and Life Sciences at Intel Corporation prior to joining Magic Leap. 

Jennifer is a board director at VivaLNK and advisor to start-ups focused on digital health and biotechnology. She is active in initiatives on global health, identifying novel ways technology can be used to advance the SDGs and IHRs and is the former co-chair of the Working Group on Digital Health for the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and former co-chair of the Global Health Security Agenda Private Sector Roundtable. 

Jennifer has a graduate degree from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College where she focused on Epidemiology and Biostatistics and remains a full member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. She holds a patent for industrial IoT medical imaging equipment.


 Larry Goldberg
Larry Goldberg
Senior Director and Head of Accessibility
Verizon Media

Larry is Head of Accessibility at Verizon Media where he directs a dedicated team of accessibility professionals and coordinates with thousands of designers and developers to ensure that Verizon Media’s many products, services and media offerings are as accessible as possible for people with disabilities.

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Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon's 5G Labs works with startups, academia and enterprise teams to build a 5G-powered world. We work on 5G trials, hackathons, industry partnerships, prototyping challenges and more.

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