JPMorgan Chase Kicks Off New Conference Accessibility Initiative
Increases access to 10 major community development and civil rights conferences for people with disabilities
March 23, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), in collaboration with the World Institute on Disability (WID), today launches its Conference Accessibility Initiative. Through this initiative, 10 of the largest community development and civil rights conferences in the United States, including the NAACP, National Fair Housing Alliance, National Housing Conference, National Urban League and the Corporation for Economic Development, will for the first time, be fully inclusive of people with disabilities and enable them to both attend and fully participate in conference sessions.
Naomi Camper, Head of the Office of Nonprofit Engagement, JPMorgan Chase
Highlights of the Conference Accessibility Initiative include:
- Concierge services for conference participants with disabilities
- Scholarships provided for people with disabilities, including travel and registration costs
- Encouragement of organizations to have panel discussions on disability-related topics
Tom Foley, Deputy Director, WID
Large civil rights and community development conferences help to set the economic opportunity agenda. The conferences that JPMorgan Chase has selected attract key decision makers from the nonprofit, business and public sector communities. The Conference Accessibility Initiative aims to fully integrate disability access issues into the content and enable people with disabilities to fully participate in these critical national discussions of economic opportunity and inclusion.
For more information about the JPMorgan Chase Conference Accessibility Initiative, visit www.worldinstituteondisability.org/consulting/conference-accessibility/.
About World Institute on Disability
The World Institute on Disability (WID) is a policy, research and consulting organization committed to the elimination of barriers to full social integration and the development of employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, training, public education and advocacy campaigns; and provides consulting services.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.JPMorganChase.com.