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Top Disability Speakers

Disabilities can be physical, intellectual or cognitive, and studies show that around 15% of the world’s population suffer from a disability. Therefore, as leaders, managers and coworkers we must know how to understand life as a disabled. 

Our top disability speakers provide hands-on advice on dealing with and talking about disability. Many of our speakers are disabled themselves and openly share their personal stories. 

See below for our top international speakers on disability.

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Speakers about disability (42)

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Nicolas Hamilton

Nicolas Hamilton overcame challenges associated with Cerebral Palsy to learn to walk and eventually car race professionally. Sharing his personal and professional experiences, he speaks about breaking down barriers and overcoming adversity.

travels from UK

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth, Hamilton required a wheelchair due to challenges moving his own muscles. After undergoing painful training, he began walking without assistance at the age of 17. Focused on joining the professional racing...

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Alan Faneca

During his time in the NFL, Alan Faneca is recognized as one of the league's best offensive linemen. Drawing from his football career, Alan shares inspirational stories to encourage listeners to excel in sports, business, or life.

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Chosen as a first-round draft pick in 1998 by the Pittsburg Steelers, Alan Faneca was named all-pro in 2002 by Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press, and Football Digest. He was a key component of the Steeler's rushing game. Faneca's talents led...

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Brenda Warner

A marine and a registered nurse, Brenda Warner, is a sought-after speaker who candidly shares her life struggles to help other women. Through her charitable work and message of faith and hope, she inspires people during their own dark days.

travels from USA

Did you know that Brenda Warner is the wife of Kurt Warner, a celebrated NFL player? While there is power in the name Warner, Brenda has a story and a reputation of her own. As a renowned speaker, she encourages her listeners to be responsible for...

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Kurt Warner

Have you seen a sports personality who, despite all his glittering career and celebrity status, loves Jesus Christ? Such is the person of Kurt Warner. He doesn't just appreciate that his talent is God-given; he also talks about God whenever he finds a chance.

travels from USA

The story of Kurt Warner is one of the most amazing, having risen from obscurity to a football legendary status, despite the odds. In fact, his story is compared to a rags-to-riches Hollywood script. However, Kurt's story is full of class, dignity,...

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Lindsey Roy

Lindsey Roy lost her left leg and injured the right after a near fatal boating accident. She leverages her corporate experience and lessons learned during recovering to speak with audiences about innovation and resilience.

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When Lindsey Roy survived the boating accident that almost took her life and did take her left leg, she underwent a gruelling recovery. Finding balance in the midst of the challenge, she’s sharing her story and the lessons learned about how to...

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Zion Clark

Who is Zion Clark? Zion is an American motivational speaker who prides himself on his athletic ability despite the obstacles. He can skateboard, play drums, and climb, to show that nothing is impossible if you have the right mindset.

travels from USA

Born without limbs, Zion is the definition of what the human spirit is capable of. Of course, only a few people can walk half a mile in his shoes. As a Caudal Regression Syndrome patient, he was tossed into foster care at a tender age. This saw him...

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Chris Holmes

Chris is Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer winning a total of 9 golds, 5 silvers and 1 bronze. He was also Director of Paralympic Integration, responsible for the organisation of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

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Chris is a passionate advocate for the potential of technology and the benefits of diversity and inclusion. He campaigns for more accessible environments for disabled people and has conducted an independent review for the Government that made...

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Alain Robert

Alain Robert is a world-renowned free climber and uses his own setbacks to deliver keynote speeches on determination, motivation, and goal setting.

travels from France, Indonesia

French Spiderman is one of the most famous men on earth. His legendary feats, climbing 200 of the worlds tallest skyscrapers "with his bare hands" have brought him celebrity status in every...

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Aimee Mullins

Groundbreaking Athlete, Fashion Icon, Actor, TED All-Star, 2nd Youngest Inductee to the National Women's Hall of Fame, and Design Innovator

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Aimée first received worldwide media attention as an athlete. Born without fibulae in both legs, Aimée’s medical prognosis was discouraging; she was told she would never walk and would likely spend the rest of her life using a wheelchair. In an...

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Redouan “Redo” Ait Chitt

Redo has grown up with a disability and speaks about how this empowered him rather than held him back. He speaks about overcoming fear and insecurity and encourages his audience to identify and achieve their goals.

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Redouan Ait Chitt, known as Redo, was born with several physical disabilities. These have never been allowed to prevent him from doing what he wants to do. Apart from a prosthetic, he uses almost no special equipment to deal with day-to-day life....

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Ryan Campbell

Youngest Solo Pilot to Circumnavigate the Globe, One of Australia's 50 Great Explorers, Plane Crash Survivor, Incomplete Paraplegic, and Best-Selling Author.

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Born and raised in an Australian coastal town, Ryan discovered his passion at a very young age -- flight. Aviation would be the dominant fixture in the young Australian’s life, providing some amazing but also traumatic, life-altering experiences....

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Niek van den Adel

Niek van den Adel believes his disability has taught him much about life. After a cord injury, he's focused on sharing the insights he's learned during personal development and recovery.

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Every year he speaks with international audiences about his life on the global stage. After becoming a consultant and achieving most of his dreams, a serious injury caused him to rebuild everything. Along the journey, Niek found out that he still...

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Kyle & Brent Pease

Brothers gives inspirational and motivational speeches to encourage everyone to push themselves and achieve 'impossible' goals.

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Despite being born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Kyle with the help of his brother and family, regularly takes part in endurance sports and advocates for people with disabilities. His experiences of growing up in a sports-loving...

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Steve Gleason

Working with audiences to tap into the inner extraordinary self, Steve finds purpose from working within to obtain insight, hope, and a positive direction. For listeners, he offers tools to help each individual find his or her purpose in life.

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Steve received an ALS diagnosis in 2011. He was determined to thrive after the terminal neuromuscular disease diagnosis. He spends his life encouraging others to life with purpose. He and Michel, his wife, formed Team Gleason, with the mission of...

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Karina Hollekim

Karina Hollekim's mesmerizing and life-changing keynote address provides a gripping tale about the unconquerable spirit within each individual

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By sharing her story about tragedy and triumph, Hollekim offers a glimpse into her own mountain-tops and challenges in an incredibly personal oration. Ultimately, she asks audiences to keep dreaming – and never give up. The strength she exudes...

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Haley Moss

Neurodiversity & Disability Inclusion speaker

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Speaker Haley Moss is living with autism and is a successful attorney, author, and disability inclusion speaker; her keynotes provide audience members with an overall scope of what disability looks like and how we could be more inclusive in our...

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Ian Rose

Resilience Coach, Motivational Speaker & Double Paralympic Medallist

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Speaker Ian Rose is a Paralympian, first rising to fame as the Judo World Champion in 1995; as his life progressed, he faced adversities which, since then, has allowed him to reach organizations of all kinds regarding topics of motivation and...

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Melinda Epler

Innovator, CEO of Change Catalyst, technology expert for diversity and inclusion

travels from USA

Speaker Melinda Epler is an entrepreneur and tech expert counseling companies on how to become technologically advanced and literate for overall company expansion. Melinda focuses on how innovation, creativity, and mentorship for your businesses,...

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Jose Rosario

Empowerment speaker, author, and advocate for human rights, and mental health

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Speaker Jose Rosario is an empowerment speaker and a passionate advocate for people with disabilities. Using his insight and vision on life, Jose has created a space for enlightenment, growth, and powerful insight to connect all human beings as one,...

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Susan Robinson

Legally blind, adviser on overcoming adversity helping businesses and nonprofits beat the odds

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Speaker Susan Robinson is a tango dancer, a yogi, tandem cyclist and a world traveler. Susan is also legally blind, but she has never let that fact slow down the pursuit of her dreams. A consultant and adviser in overcoming adversity and paving new...

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Winston Ben Clements

Inclusion Specialist, Keynote Speaker & Content Creator on a mission to inspire 1 Billion people

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Winston Ben Clements is an Inclusion Speaker & Advocate with expertise in the areas of disability awareness, anti-racism and resilience. He was predicted to live a life of isolation and pain due to a rare bone disorder known as Osteogenesis...

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Billy Price

Co-founder of BILLY Footwear and emcee motivating people and companies to overcome adversity and take chances

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Speaker Billy Price is a motivational speaker and the co-founder of BILLY footwear. Billy motivates audience members through his inspiring story of strength and resilience when he was faced with his own traumatic life shift. Billy's insightful story...

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Spencer West

World Change Warrior, Bestseller Author, Inspirational Speaker Spencer West redefines possible to help millions change

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As a charismatic visionary and activist, speaker Spencer West has a truly moving life story to share. After losing both of his legs at the age of five, he faced the new circumstances with courage, navigating successfully in a challenging world....

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Dr. Majid Fotuhi

Neurologist, brain specialist and medical director acknowledge for his work in the pharmaceutical industry

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Speaker Dr. Majid Fotuhi is a medical doctor and director of his own organization, "Brain Fitness Program".  He specializes in Neuroscience and has been featured on many different academic and media platforms as he educates audience members on the...

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AJ Paron-Wildes and Devin Wildes

A mother and son’s inspirational story about life with autism, finding purpose and beating the odds

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Mother and son AJ Paron-Wildes and Devin Wildes are two very inspirational people. When Devin was just 4 years old, he was diagnosed with autism and his mother was told he would never speak or communicate with her. Today, Devin often joins his...

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Paul de Gelder

Navy diver, shark attack survivor, author and motivational speaker touring the world sharing his fascinating story

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A true adventurer, speaker Paul de Gelder has always enjoyed the thrill of a new challenge. However, his life was changed forever when he lost two limbs in a brutal shark attack in 2009. It was up to him to fight or...

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Jose Flores

Corporate Keynote Speaker | Motivational Speaker | #1 Best-Selling Author | Chairman of DEI Board | Minority and Disability Owned & Certified with the (NMSDC) and (DOBE)

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Speaker Jose Flores is a captivating international expert of motivation. He travels the world sharing his special story of the struggles of growing up with a physical disability. As a speaker, trainer and coach, he is passionate about showing the...

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Scott Burrows

Inspiration speaker, author, former star athlete, financial advisor, car accident survivor.

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Inspiring storyteller and speaker Scott Burrows delivers success strategies to help your organization stand up to any challenge by embracing adversity and ongoing change. Delivering inspiring keynotes all over the world, Scott represents the act of...

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Jamie Andrew

Motivational speaker, OBE and quadruple amputee mountaineer who survived for five days at the summit at an Alpine mountain

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Speaker Jamie Andrew has a truly remarkable tale of resilience, positivity, and facing challenges head-on. Having lost his hands and feet to frostbite after being stuck for five days near the summit of an Alpine mountain, Jamie has coped incredibly...

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Jeff Steinberg

A “unique” and highly sought after Keynote Speaker, Award Winning Entertainer & Author with a very unique challenge.

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The motivational and humorous speaker Jeff Steinberg, aka the Tiny Giant, was born with what most people call a handicap - no arms and malformed legs, however, Jeff has never let it stop him from following his dreams and he is eager to share his...

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Donald Bailey

Special-needs and autism advocate and financial advisor bringing awareness to the struggles of living with a disability

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Keynote speaker Donald Bailey is the father of his 30-year-old autistic son, and has devoted his life to help other people and families to ensure that their children are taken care of for the rest of their lives. Donald has a career in the financial...

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Eric McGehearty

Entrepreneur, CEO, and creative marketing guru sharing insights into dyslexia and neurodiversity in the workplace

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As a dyslexic artist, successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker Eric McGehearty is able to deliver creative and insightful keynotes. He covers topics such as neurodiversity in the workforce, and how to harness the different ways we think for...

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Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray

Lifelong friends best-known for the popular book and movie “I’ll Push You” as well as their inspirational adventures

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Speakers Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray are the two friends behind the popular book and movie “I’ll Push You”. The two of them are lifelong friends and have been on many adventures together, despite the fact that Justin is in a wheelchair....

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John Hendry

Advocate for disability rights and inclusion and experienced speaker who inspires and engages all kinds of audiences

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Keynote speaker John Hendry is an advocate for disability rights and inclusion and has over 30 years experience as a public school trustee. He has done a bit of everything including stand-up comedy but focuses on public education and the challenges...

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Stephanie Decker

Humanitarian & Double Amputee Hero using her own story to inspire others to choose a positive attitude towards life

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Keynote speaker Stephanie Decker makes audiences laugh and cry as she tells the story of the life-altering moment that led her to where she is today. Stephanie will help you overcome adversity and find your inner hero. Her inner hero was simply a...

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Ted Meyer

Artist, curator, and patient advocate turning illnesses into sources of art, inspiring his audience to stay positive

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Keynote speaker Ted Meyer helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Ted’s 18-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who...

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Mark Pollock

Explorer, innovator and collaboration catalyst well-known for being the first blind person to race to the South Pole

travels from UK, USA

Unbroken by blindness in 1998, the strong-willed speaker Mark Pollock went on to compete in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps, including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver...

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Jaap Bressers

Humorous speaker providing individuals and companies with powerful insights on finding value in the smaller things

travels from Netherlands

Keynote speaker Jaap Bressers is an inspirational and humorous speaker with a remarkable life. His keynotes have their outset in his personal story which contains both major setbacks, challenges, and sheer luck, and Jaap is sure to inspire audiences...

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Legendary paralympic athlete & commentator having many different skills, which makes an unusually great speaker

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is Britain's most successful Paralympic athlete. In combination with her English wit and lively personality, her ample experience from the worlds of sport, business, and politics makes her an unusually inspiring...

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Ronan Tynan

Medical doctor, paralympian, recording artist and motivational speaker moving people like few others can

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Our keynote speaker Ronan Tynan, MD is a successful artist, storyteller, and his ability to inspire, motivate, and empower audiences make his performances unique. Dr. Ronan Tynan has performed at historic events including Ronald Reagan’s funeral...

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Jane Brody

Health expert, medicine and biology specialist, and author advising on how to live a long, healthy life

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Keynote speaker Jane Brody inspires audiences and teaches them about a variety of health topics. Jane is more than 70 years old but more energetic and fit than ever – she is still trying to be good to her body, to fuel it right and move it...

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Steve Cunningham

Motivational speaker and fastest blind man in the world with a story about doing the impossible and overcoming adversity

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The inspiring keynote speaker Steve Cunningham found himself completely blind at the age of 12. Today, he tours the world with his insightful and touching keynotes about courage, driving change and overcoming...

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We’ve always lived in a diverse world but organizations and businesses are starting to realize that they have the power to change the discourse of disability. We represent several top disability speakers who all talk about how to make inclusion and equality a reality in your organization. 

We represent a wide range of speakers on disability management. Some of our speakers also offer more inspirational personal stories, some provide a humorous and optimistic approach and some offer practical tools and advice to include disabled people in the workplace. 

A physical or mental disability is like a permanent disease. Disabled and handicapped people constantly face challenges and prejudices that we, as workplaces and organizations, should try to understand. Many top disability speakers also focus on disability benefits. If organizations welcome and include people with disabilities, it attracts top talent and shows potential employees that equality is a big priority. 

By inviting one of our top disability speakers to your event, you’ll support an important and relevant topic. Topics like equality and inclusion are impossible to avoid and we must all consider how and where we can include and understand disabled people. Disability equality is extremely important as more people are starting to speak openly about their disabilities.

Keynote speakers on disability often choose to focus on quality of life, motivation and inspiration. Our top disability speakers might also themselves be disabled, providing an interesting perspective based on personal experiences.

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