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RespectAbility’s Disability Training and Speakers Bureau

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RespectAbility’s Disability Training and Speakers Bureau is a key tool in making your organization welcoming and inclusive of people with physical, sensory, cognitive, mental health or other disabilities!

Our focus is a Big IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access). We want to help you grow and reach your goals. With our Big IDEA, you can count on us for: 

  • Authentic and knowledgeable voices of people with disabilities speaking to your organization, teams and Employee Resource Groups. 100 percent of our talented speakers have disabilities themselves.
  • Trained experts from diverse disability and intersectional backgrounds who bring their lived experience and insight to trainings and discussions that will advance your ability to create intentionally accessible places and communities.

RespectAbility helps companies, nonprofits and educational organizations reach a better future where people with disabilities’ authentic experiences, innovations and dedication can flourish.

Consider these facts:

  • Seven million children and one-in-four adults in the U.S. live with a disability.
  • The majority of people have a loved one with a disability.
  • According to Nielsen Research, “consumers with disabilities including their families, friends and associates, represent a $1 trillion market segment. Americans with disabilities represent the third-largest market behind Baby Boomers and the mature market.”

Proven accessibility strategies help maximize workforce productivity. Did you know:

  • You likely already have employees with disabilities, as 75% of those with disabilities have nonvisible disabilities, such as diabetes, anxiety and ADHD;
  • People with disabilities are the largest untapped workforce population in the country; and
  • Multiple studies show that workers with disabilities improve the profitability and innovation of companies offering adequate accommodations.

Our Disability Training and Speakers Bureau can help you prepare for all of these benefits.

Meet The Speakers

Speakers Found: 68

Legislative Advocate

Filmmaker

Disability Advocate and Aspiring Social Worker

Disability and Nonprofit Advocate

Educator and Athlete

Low-Vision Audio Description and Disability Rights Advocate

Entertainment Disability Advocate

Director of The Disability Information Network, Writer, Advocate

Entertainment Disability Advocate

Disability Advocate

Entrepreneur

DEI Consultant amplifying disability inclusion in the workplace

Labor and Employment Attorney

One of The Forward’s "Most Inspiring Rabbis"

Engineer for Bausch & Lomb

Autism Advocate

Disability Advocate

Minister, Author and Mental Health Advocate

Human rights expert, scholar on inclusive and accessible smart cities

Filmmaker and Mental Health Advocate

Communications Professional

Award-Winning Poet

Asset Management Professional

Disability and Jewish Advocate

Healthcare Consultant

Disability Advocate

Expert in Business, Entrepreneurship, Mediation and Facilitation

Disability Advocate

Sports Broadcaster

Deaf Advocate and Historian

Ms. Wheelchair New York 2018, Life Coach and Education Author

Entrepreneur

Entertainment Disability Advocate

Award Winning Recording Artist, Co-Chair of Grammy Advocacy (NY), Founder/President of RAMPD.org

Public Health Professional

VP, RespectAbility & Author of the Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit | Award-Winning Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Expert

Ordained in 2018 by the Jewish Theological Seminary, expert in disability inclusion in the Jewish community

Attorney, Producer and Entertainment Disability Advocate

Disability Advocate

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Request Speakers

To receive more information and meet with a representative of RespectAbility about your training and/or event goals, please fill out the form below. You can request one of the speakers from our roster or indicate a topic of interest. We will match you with topics and speakers that meet your goals.

Our fees range from $2,000 to $10,000, depending on the speakers, format (in-person or virtual) and other considerations. This includes coordination of hiring talent, assistance with accessible event communications and marketing, tech overhead, captioning of recorded event, general operations prior to and day of event. Limited scholarships are available for nonprofit organizations.

If you have any questions, please email Speakers@RespectAbility.org . Someone from our team will get back to you.


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