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RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau

  • Disability Status: Legally Blind (Retinitis Pigmentosa – RP)
  • Marginalized Identities: Jewish
  • Occupation: Speaker, Coach, Musical Artist
  • Topics:
    • Disability & Inclusion: Through his personal story, Charlie shares the importance of
      inclusion and breaks down barriers and stigmas surrounding the disability community.
    • Radical Self-Acceptance: Through the lens of his own journey, Charlie teaches the step-by-step process of radical self-acceptance, and how to build a foundation for the life of your dreams. It all begins with accepting who you are at your core.
    • Singing in the Dark: The blindfolded singing and healing experience: Charlie guides
      participants into a world without their eyes, and shows them the beauty that can only be
      seen within you, and not around you.

Charlie Kramer seated on the ground with his hand on his heart, smiling

Charlie Kramer

Legally blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa, Charlie Kramer unites, magnetizes and elevates those around him. A touring blind speaker and musical artist, Charlie has traveled across North America, Israel and Australia sharing his talent and message.

Recently featured in USA Today, Charlie is a Disability + Inclusion advocate and coach. He utilizes his blindness as a tool to educate people on the importance of inclusion, equality and self-acceptance.

As the Founder and Creative Director of the blindfolded singing and healing experience, “Singing in the Dark,” Charlie helps others uncover the many blessings within their lives through music and meditation. His newly released album “Blind” is a raw portrayal of his journey in accepting his disability and using it as a positive force for change.

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

Meet the Author

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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