JPMorgan Chase Kicks Off New Conference Accessibility Initiative

Increases access to 10 major community development and civil
rights conferences for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), in collaboration with the World
Institute on Disability
(WID), today launches its Conference
Accessibility Initiative
. Through this initiative, 10 of the largest
community development and civil rights conferences in the United States,
including the NAACP, National Fair Housing Alliance, National Housing
Conference, National Urban League and the Corporation for Economic
Development, will for the first time, be fully inclusive of people with
disabilities and enable them to both attend and fully participate in
conference sessions.

“People with disabilities experience economic hardship at rates that
exceed the national average. At JPMorgan Chase, we believe that the
private sector has both a responsibility and role to play in helping
address economic and social challenges,” said Naomi Camper, Head of the
Office of Nonprofit Engagement at JPMorgan Chase. “Through the
Conference Accessibility Initiative, JPMorgan Chase is excited to create
more inclusive advocacy and community development conversations and
expand the way people think about diversity and inclusion.”

Highlights of the Conference Accessibility Initiative include:

  • Concierge services for conference participants with disabilities
  • Scholarships provided for people with disabilities, including travel
    and registration costs
  • Integration into conference plenary sessions, panel discussions and
    awards (i.e., subject-matter experts on panels, presenters with
    disabilities and closed captioning)
  • Encouragement of organizations to have panel discussions on
    disability-related topics

“We are so excited to be part of this Conference Accessibility
Initiative,” said Tom Foley, WID’s Deputy Director. “There are civil
rights and community development organizations doing some amazing work
to help to create opportunity for low and moderate income communities.
And we know—we absolutely know—that when we’re talking about these
communities, we are talking about people with disabilities. Thanks to
the partnership with JPMorgan Chase, people with disabilities will be
able to attend these conferences. We will be at the table and part of
the conversation!”

Large civil rights and community development conferences help to set the
economic opportunity agenda. The conferences that JPMorgan Chase has
selected attract key decision makers from the nonprofit, business and
public sector communities. The Conference Accessibility Initiative aims
to fully integrate disability access issues into the content and enable
people with disabilities to fully participate in these critical national
discussions of economic opportunity and inclusion.

For more information about the JPMorgan Chase Conference Accessibility
Initiative, visit

About JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services
firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is
a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and
small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing
and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average,
JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States
and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and
government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands. Information
about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

About World Institute on Disability

The World Institute on Disability (WID) is a policy, research and
consulting organization committed to the elimination of barriers to full
social integration and the development of employment, economic security
and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative
programs and tools; conducts research, training, public education and
advocacy campaigns; and provides consulting services.


JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jennifer Kim, 212-622-7068