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RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau

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Kiah Amara

Kiah Amara (she/they) is a New York City based filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist, producer, consultant, and activist. Their work focuses on identity, fluidity, commonality, misconception, and all things “deviant from normal” – stories from the Disability, LGBTQ+, and Underrepresented Gender Communities.

With over a decade of experience in Disability Art and Education with Nonprofits like Penguin Project, Chicago Children’s Theatre, New York City Children’s Theatre, Co/Lab, Actionplay, and others, they founded IndieVISIBLE Entertainment in 2018 as a way to provide safe and freeing creative space for Disabled artists and knowledge for non-disabled peers. IndieVISIBLE Entertainment has appeared at festivals across the country and consulted with organizations such as TIE (Theatrical Intimacy Education) and The Okra Project. Kiah designs Sensory Friendly Sets, inclusive production processes, and consults on everything from accessible integrated web design to Disability Justice on international and intersectional levels. Valuing a community approach, they have worked on dozens of projects from pre- through post-production with a focus on Production Access Management with Universal Design and fully integrated inclusion practices.

About RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau

RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau offers diverse speakers with disabilities to teach about disability inclusion; and/or to offer their expertise in an array of topics, ranging from Art and Entertainment to Entrepreneurship, Education, Finance, Law, Psychology, Religion (of many faiths) and every vocation in between. Our Speakers Bureau and its divisions are expanding. If this is of interest to you or you know a professional with a visible or nonvisible disability who might be interested, you (or she/he/they) can email Speakers@RespectAbility.org.

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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