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FacingDisability joins Chicago Ideas Week

September 21, 2012

FacingDisability was featured during Chicago Ideas Week, the idea-driven festival that explores the importance of innovation and creativity, created in 2011 by Groupon co-founder, Brad Keywell. The multi-event festival, Oct. 8-14, has been described as “a week of brainstorming with innovators, big thinkers and entrepreneurs.”

A behind-the-scenes look at how FacingDisability founder Thea Flaum and Chicago’s Table XI web development consultants Josh Golden and Daniel Strabley, along with Zócalo digital strategist and Table XI Partner Jordan Ho, worked together to create the first-of-its-kind website FacingDisability.com. The presentation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, 115 W. Chicago Avenue. Admission is free.

The interactive event, “Connecting Life Stories: Building Community Through Technology,” will reveal the key moments that inspired Flaum and TableXI CEO Josh Golden in the creation of the groundbreaking website.

“We collaborated with Thea and her team every step of the way to further expand, then subsequently refine her vision into the compelling, easy-to-use, inviting online community that FacingDisability is today,” says Golden.

“We were building it without a road map, and without a safety net, “ comments Flaum.

Since its launch a little over a year ago, FacingDisability has become home to more than 1,000 videos and has earned widespread professional recognition, national media attention and impacted thousands of lives.

Those unable to attend the vent will be updated with a video of FacingDisability and Table XI’s presentation after the event.

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