Representation of PWD in Advertisements


  • Analyzing the current advertising landscape (print and digital) for persons with disabilities (PWD) and evaluating business benefits through such inclusion.
  • Participants:
    • Lexie Van OS – UCSB
    • Katherine Li – University of Southern California
    • Kelsey Kussman – University of Southern California
    • Ryan Koh – University of Southern California
    • Me’Chele Sevanesian – California State University, Northridge
    • Amanda Yarnall – University of California, Berkeley

Federal and State Programs for PWD


  • Analyzing the distribution of federal and state budgets allocated towards promoting inclusion of PWD
  • Participants:
    • Fatima Jaber – University of California, Los Angeles
    • Sunghee Choi – UCSB
    • Josephine Ward – Northwestern University
    • Shambhavi Dubey – University of Texas at Austin
    • Natasha Auer – University of California Santa Barbara
    • Kalila Papanikolas – University of Pennsylvania

Representation of PWD in CSR Programs


  • Analyzing how various companies prioritize PWD inclusivity through their CSR programs.
  • Participants:
    • Sharon Wang – Cornell University
    • Brandy Hoang – University of California, Berkeley
    • Ayanna Montegut – Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • Kalila Papanikolas – University of Pennsylvania

Non-Compliance with Employment-Related ADA


  • Analyzing why companies hesitate to employ PWD and what challenges PWD face when trying to get hired.
  • Participants:
    • Sophie Manoukian – University of California, Berkeley
    • Vanessa Nguyen – University of Southern California
    • Sabrina Huang – UCLA
    • Laura McGrath – Cornell University
    • Madilyn Fulchiero – Cornell University
    • Kalila Papanikolas – University of Pennsylvania

Trends in Assistive Technologies


  • Finding trends, technologies to enable PWD, affordability data, and overall supply parameters for policymakers and corporate leaders to adopt inclusive policies.
  • Participants:
    • Shreya Ramesh – UC Berkeley
    • Katie Kenny – University of California, Berkeley
    • Leo Joseph – West Valley College
    • Syed Mohib Raza – Aligarh Muslim University
    • Sachi Pawooskar-Almeida – University of Southern California
    • Amanda Yarnall – University of California, Berkeley