Designing Without the -Isms: How Tech Inclusion Benefits Society | IEEE TechEthics Panel

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About the Video: Designing more ethical and accessible products and services is a key aspect of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. This panel addresses how inclusivity in the tech development process is essential in meeting this goal.

About the Panelists:

- Chancey Fleet is the Assistive Technology Coordinator at the New York Public Library where she founded and maintains the Dimensions Project, a free open lab for the exploration and creation of accessible images, models and data representations through tactile graphics, 3d models and nonvisual approaches to coding, CAD and "visual" arts. In her NYPL role, Chancey also oversees peer-powered, free technology coaching that empowers New Yorkers with disabilities to explore and achieve technology goals. She was a 2018-19 Fellow and is currently an Affiliate-in-Residence at Data and Society Research Institute, where she uses writing, community education and direct advocacy to catalyze critical inquiry into how cloud-connected accessibility tools benefit and harm, empower and expose communities of disability. Chancey was recognized as a 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and serves as Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind of New York.

- Nikki Stevens is a long-time software engineer and an open-source contributor and advocate. They have been an open-source contributor for the last 10 years, and have spent the last few years specifically focused on challenging open source communities to consider ethics in their practices. They won the 2017 Aaron Winborn Award and were a 2018 finalist for the Red Hat Women in Open Source Awards for their community work. In parallel to their open source work, they are a PhD candidate at Arizona State University, currently in residence as researcher at Dartmouth College. Their dissertation examines the role of data models in upholding white supremacy and cisnormativity, specifically within intimate surveillance contexts and speculates about creating data models for transgender inclusion and liberation.

- Berhan Taye leads Access Now’s work on digital rights in Africa as the Africa Policy Manager. As the Global Internet Shutdowns Lead, Berhan advises Access Now’s #KeepItOn Coalition on policy and advocacy engagements against internet shutdowns. She previously led the #KeepItOn campaign, a global campaign that fights against internet shutdown with a coalition of more than 220 member organizations worldwide.

- Mark A. Vasquez (moderator) is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with over 25 years of experience in association management at IEEE. He currently serves as the program manager for IEEE TechEthics, a program that drives conversations about the ethical and societal impacts of technology. In this capacity, he works to develop relationships with others in the technology ethics community, produces events, convenes thought leaders, and more. Mark is an engineering graduate of The Cooper Union.

Recorded on 12 November 2020 at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS).

Produced in partnership with the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (https://technologyandsociety.org/).

Brought to you in part by a grant from the IEEE Foundation (https://www.ieeefoundation.org/).

About the Video: Designing more ethical and accessible products and services is a key aspect of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. This panel addresses how inclusivity in the tech development process is essential in meeting this goal.

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