DRA’s 25th Anniversary Gala: You’re Invited!

An rendering of an eagle with the text: DRA 25 years, Four Seasons, San Francisco, Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 pm Reception
7:30 pm Dinner and Program
Festive Attire

Four Seasons San Francisco
757 Market Street
(Fee valet and lot parking off of 3rd Street and Stevenson)

PURCHASE TABLES AND TICKETS

Recognizing technology innovators who are modeling disability inclusion and integration

Honoring
Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer
Microsoft

Featuring
Srin Madipalli, Founder, Accomable
& Product Manager, Airbnb
Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Software Engineer, Google

Special Guest Presenter
Jillian Mercado, Model, IMG

For more information please visit DRA’s gala page, or contact Kate Hamilton at: 510.665.8644 or khamilton@dralegal.org.


Spotlight

Larry Paradis Legacy Fund
Join us as we celebrate DRA’s important impact over the last quarter century and raise critical funds to establish, in perpetuity, the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund.

Larry, DRA’s late co-founder, was a pioneer in many areas—one of those being ensuring people with disabilities could access technology, in all of its forms, as it develops at a rapid pace. Larry brought some of the first cases addressing accessibility of websites, technology in healthcare settings, kiosks, point of sale devices, digital course curricula, and the list goes on. It is only fitting that in this 25th anniversary year, when we are raising funds to support Larry’s legacy, we identify and honor technology innovators who are modeling disability inclusion and integration.

Eagle Award Recipient

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Microsoft Accessibility:
Microsoft is working to provide accessible technology and promote an inclusive culture companywide to help ensure our products effectively meet the needs of all of our customers. With more than one billion people with disabilities in the world, Microsoft believes accessibility and inclusion are essential to delivering on our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


DRA wishes to thank all of our generous supporters:

JUSTICE SEEKERS
Colleen & Robert B. Haas
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RABBLE ROUSERS
Patricia Kirkpatrick & Sid Wolinsky

ADVOCATES
The California Endowment
Community Bank of the Bay
First Republic Bank
Friends & Family of Larry Paradis

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Janice L. Lehrer-Stein
Microsoft
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Scott & Christine Smigel

CHAMPIONS
William F. Alderman
Anonymous
Loreen Arbus
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
In Memory of Vicki DeGoff
Barb Izzo
Karen Kaplowitz & Alan Cohen
Daniel S. Mason & Karen Jones-Mason
Outten & Golden LLP
Steven P. Ragland
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Jeanine & Guy Saperstein
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
Shartsis Friese LLP
UBS
U.S. Bank
Visa

ACTIVISTS
Nana A. Antwi-Ansorge & Josef Ansorge
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Linda Dardarian & Terry Carroll
Melissa “echo” Greenlee – deaffriendly.com
Ernest Galvan & Elizabeth Carty
Edward Gildea & Martha Bayliss
Kate Hamilton & Daniel Martinez de la Vega
Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood
Kathi Pugh & Josh Maddox
Seagate Properties, Inc.
Michael P. Stanley
Summit Bank

PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY
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IN KIND SUPPORT BY
Script text reading "Woman of her Word"
Michele Spitz

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