Vincenzo Piscopo: A champion of inclusion and accessibility for the disability community
Accessibility, an essential component of DEI&A (diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility), is the process of making opportunities, environments, services and products available and usable by all people. Ablism—discrimination in favor of able-bodies people—is the reason accessibility is so important. In their discussion today, Vincenzo Piscopo talks to Ramona about his work in inclusion and accessibility and his impact in empowering organizations to leverage the skills and talents of people with disabilities. An immigrant from Venezuela and seasoned Diversity & Inclusion professional, Vincenzo took the reins of the United Spinal Association—a disability rights pioneer and the largest membership organization of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) in the United States—after a long foray in corporate philanthropy with the Coca-Cola Company. Vincenzo is also the founder of the Wheels of Happiness Foundation. He lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.
To learn more about Vincenzo Piscopo, visit https://unitedspinal.org.