CEO of Aequun Global Access Inc
There’s a Chinese proverb that says, “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me, and I’ll understand.”
While there are many standards and resources out there to point organizations and businesses to gain a better understanding of accessibility, I believe in the power of enabling and engaging all stakeholders to achieve accessibility through measurable outcomes and capacity building.
Ms. D’Intino is the CEO of Aequum Global Access Inc., helping businesses achieve inclusion and accessibility through equal footing. By establishing a robust strategic influence in organizational accessibility, Ms. D’Intino is a sought-out consultant and speaker, internationally, that actively promotes accessibility and inclusion from both an executive and a grassroots perspective. Fluently versed in both English and French and the ability to converse in Italian and some Spanish, Ms. D’Intino can deliver a number of programs supporting employees all the way to the top executive who wishes to promote a culture of inclusion and accessibility.
For more than two decades, Ms. D’Intino worked in a large global financial institution holding several IT positions. For the last 17 years she has pioneered and founded a cross-institutional hub for accessibility and inclusion. By way of creating awareness; building accessibility business cases; incubating accessibility at the onset of projects, initial designs & software development; and establishing IT accessibility standards, strategies, roadmaps & solutions – Ms. D’Intino bridges the dynamics of organization, employee, customer viewpoints, and needs, in order to establish a best-practices environment.
Ms. D’Intino was the Founder and co-chair of the Canadian Financial Institute on Assistive Technologies (CFIAT); is a Board Member of the G3 ICT IAAP -International Association of Accessibility Professionals active member of Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN), Honorary Chair of Financial Services for G3ict, and Advisor on a number of AODA reviews and initiatives. She is a certified PMI member, and holds a Master’s Degree in Design in Inclusive Design (MDes) from OCADU. Ms. D’Intino also received a QE2 medal from David C Onley for her work in advancing employment for persons with disabilities.
Linked in: www.linked.com/in/pinadintino