Talks by Debra Ruh
CEO Ruh Global Communications, Global Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Strategist, Author, Huffington Post Blogger
Debra Ruh is an advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and founder of a Ruh Global Communications. The firm focuses on Global Disability Inclusion, EmployAbility, ICT Accessibility, Human Rights, Social Media Marketing and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Debra has provided global leadership to governments, corporations, NGOs and DPO’s (Disability Persons Organizations) supporting research projects, DPO outreach, policy and standards initiatives with the public and private sector.
Proud to work with United Nations agencies and countries to help implement the CRPD. Debra authored the UNICEF ICT Accessibility Procurement Policy.
She founded TecAccess in 2001 and merged it with another firm in 2011. TecAccess was an IT consulting firm that employed persons with disabilities and helped businesses create accessible technologies for people with disabilities. Co-Founder of www.AXSChat.com a twitter chat about accessibility and disability inclusion.
Debra is active on social media and blogging on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, G+, Tumblr, and Pinterest her social media handle is @debraruh with over 150,000 followers on all mediums. Named as “Top 10% of Social Media Users” and “Top 0.1% of people talking about Accessibility” by KLOUT. Blogger for Huffington Post.
My speeches focus on Disability Inclusion, ICT Accessibility, and Global EmployAbility. I also speak about using Social Media to create Social Good. Here is a small sampling of my keynote speeches. Often my daughter, Sara Ruh born with Down syndrome joins my presentation.
- Accenture, Global Disability Day, Washington, DC, Dec 2015
- International Financial Committee, World Bank, DC, Dec 2015
- AccessCairo16, Cairo, Egypt, Dec 2015
- ICT4IAL European Project Politecnico di Milano, Italy,Dec 2015
- Social Media and Accessibility, ADA, Virginia, Nov 2015
- Disabled Persons Congress, Ankara, Turkey, Sep 2015
- University of Del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, Aug 2015
- National Down Syndrome Congress, Arizona, July 2015
- M-Enabling Summit, DC, June 2015
- United Nations, March and June 2015
- AMAC GA Tech, Atlanta, March 2015
- LDA, Chicago, Feb 2015
I have worked with Debra Ruh as a client and a peer. My company sought out Debra as an expert resource re: how we could enhance access to our websites. The information she provided was practical and allowed us to create a path forward that we could get multiple stakeholders to buy in on. As a colleague on USBLN Board, I have found Debra to be insightful, knowledgeable, and courageous in her contributions. She is always a pleasure to work with.
Debra Ruh is a proven Social Media Expert! Her extensive expertise and hands-on training has directly assisted us in the development of comprehensive social media strategies and helped us to identify innovative ways to leverage social media tools, trends and applications to enhance our reach. Debra has been instrumental in our improving our social media effectiveness and overall marketing efforts.
Debra Ruh has a special calling to assist those with disabilities to become integrated into a society that is complex and often difficult for the disabled to achieve independence. Employers often need professional guidance, such as that Debra provides, to identify innovative ways to leverage social media tools, trends and applications to expand their ability to employ more productive workers.”
Debra’s passion for accessibility is rooted in much personal experience and it shows. While adept at presenting convincing business cases for organizations to design accessible products, applications and services, she also reaches out to her audiences in subtle but powerful ways – showing that without being accessible, organizations are simply not following basic principles of fairness and respect for others.
Debra is a consummate professional. She is a dynamic, engaging presenter discussing technological methods to include people with disabilities.
$5,000 – $10,000