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John Samuel

Co-founder & CEO @ Ablr


John Samuel impacts businesses and people with innovative strategies on digital accessibility. His experience includes stints in domestic and international industries over the last 15 years. At Ablr, John focuses on helping organizations be more inclusive by making digital content accessible for people of all abilities. His team provides human-powered digital accessibility testing, training, monitoring services for corporate, non-profit, and government organizations enabling digital inclusion for people with disabilities. John’s passion for his work is very personal as he is blind and wants to make sure the obstacles he has faced are removed for others. He serves on the Board of Directors of Aravind Eye Foundation, the Raleigh Mayor’s Persons with Disabilities Committee, and is a public speaker who loves connecting with people and telling impactful stories.

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The Idea of Belonging in a Connected and Diverse World

In this eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and disability advocate John Samuel shares why technology companies must broaden their idea of what it means to be truly inclusive. John shares his incredible journey as a CEO, husband, and father who happens to be blind and is creating digital accessibility in a world tethered to technology.