Ms. Maayan Ziv

Founder and CEO, Accessnow, Canada

Maayan Ziv is an activist, photographer and entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched AccessNow, a mobile app and website that collects and shares information about the accessibility status of places worldwide. What began as a response to her frustration when trying to navigate inaccessible places, AccessNow soon grew to become a mission-oriented social start-up. Within just a couple years AccessNow has vocalized a movement for inclusion, inviting people of all abilities to contribute to the platform. As CEO of AccessNow, Maayan has created a powerful shift in thinking about the importance of accessibility in our world, from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and communications. To date AccessNow has shared accessibility information in over 35 countries.

An influential public speaker who is often in the media, Maayan collaborates with private sector companies as well as government and not-for-profit organizations. She inspires leaders dedicated to raising the profile of accessibility for all.


Keynote - The Power of Technology to Fuel Innovation and Access

Information technology can facilitate innovation and rapid deployment of new ideas to a global audience. This has the potential to shape not just the workplace, but how we generate, accelerate, and share solutions. Ms. Ziv will highlight a real-life example of how her innovative use of technology and crowd-sourcing to pinpoint accessibility worldwide through the AccessNow app changed the lives of many.

Live : 22/09/2021 - 16:00 EDT - 16:30
Rerun : 23/09/2021 - 02:00 EDT - 02:30 EDT