SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) will feature leading disability rights advocates in a new short video series celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In their efforts to empower others, the advocates strive to increase awareness and expand support to ensure fair and equal treatment of people with disabilities:
- Alice Wong – Founder, Disability Visibility Project
- Andy Imparato – Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
- Deborah Tourloukis – 9/11 Survivor, former president of Diverse Abilities Wells Fargo
- Erik Weihenmayer – Blind adventurer
- J.R. Martinez – U.S. Army Veteran, burn survivor, actor
- Kris Guin – Founder, Queerability
- Sarah Doherty and Kerith Perreur-Lloyd – Founders, SideStix Ventures Inc
The videos, produced in collaboration with No Barriers USA, will be shared on Wells Fargo's YouTube channel throughout July. A long-format video will debut at the 2015 No Barriers Summit, an annual conference highlighting advances in adaptive technology, being held in Park City, Utah, July 9-12. Select advocates will be available for interviews at the Summit.
About No Barriers USA
No Barriers USA was formed in 2005 with the mission of unleashing the potential of the human spirit. Through transformative experiences, tools and inspiration, we help people embark on a quest to contribute their absolute best to the world. In the process, we foster a community of curious, brave and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life. That Life is the culmination of experiences, mindset and action that allows individuals to harness adversity, break through barriers and create a life of purpose and impact.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune's 2014 rankings of America's largest corporations. In 2014, Wells Fargo donated $281.2 million in grants to 17,100 nonprofits, and team members volunteered 1.74 million hours around the country. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
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