Empowering Disability Inclusion – Voices, Accommodations & Innovations – Life at AWS

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May 1, 2024

Empowering accessibility: voices of disability inclusion at AWS

From accommodations to innovations, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is building a culture that celebrates the talents of employees with disabilities

Written by the Life at AWS team

From being born with muscular dystrophy to raising three children on the autism spectrum, Chouaieb Nemri is a generative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions architect at AWS with a multi-faceted perspective on disability inclusion.

When he joined AWS in 2022, he struggled to find consistent policies around his somewhat unique accommodations request. His job requires him to travel to meet customers to accelerate their AI, ML (machine learning), and data use cases, and his disability requires that he has a companion during the flights.

“My manager at the time said, ‘we are in this together. I am learning with you and I am growing thanks to this new experience,’” Nemri said. “Leading with empathy was very important. That created a safe space where I could talk honestly with my [...]

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