Archive of Debra Ruh’s Keynote Events

  • Accenture’s Change Your Perspective to Honor International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Keynote (see Recorded Webcast)
  • Verizon Wireless – Disability Awareness and ICT Accessibility Training
  • UNICEF – ICT Accessibility and Disability Inclusion Webinar
  • Canon USA – Disability Awareness and ICT Accessibility Webinar – Keynote
  • International Finance Corporation, World Bank Keynote and Training on Tapping into Hidden Human Capital
  • Great Lakes ADA – Social Media, Accessibility and Disability Inclusion
  • Cairo Egypt, The Egyptian Ministry for Education and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for People with Disabilities
  • Ankara Turkey, International Congress of Employment, Education and Policy Development for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
  • Milan, Italy – IT4IAL Politecnico Di Milano
  • Barranquilla, Colombia, Keynote for University of Del Norte
  • Madrid, Spain, Keynote for the International Congress of ICT Accessibility
  • M-Enabling Summit – EmployAbility
  • LearningDisabilities Association – Workforce and Employment of Persons with Disabilities
  • National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) – Keynote on EmployAbility and Speaking Business Language  When Speaking to Employers
  • United States Virginia Island, Keynote on Disability Inclusion and Employment
  • AMAC Accessibility and Research – Web Accessibility Fundamentals Webinar
  • Nairobi, Kenya – Keynote on Disability Inclusion and Policies
  • Singapore – Employment and Accommodation Training for Service Providers
  • Worchester Polytechnical Institute – Social Good and Disability Inclusion
  • Virginia Occupational Therapist National Conference – Keynote
  • Vancouver, Canada – AIM Conference – Keynote
  • Cairo Egypt, The Egyptian Ministry for Communications and Information Technology for People with Disabilities (April 2013)
  • Singapore, Keynote Towards An Inclusive Workforce 2013  (September 2013)
  • Vilamoura Portugal, AAATE (September 2013)
  • Madrid Spain, Keynote for International Congress on Design, Research Networks, and Technology for All DRT4ALL 2013 (September 2013)
  • Muscat Oman, eAccessibility (July 2012)
  • Canadian Association of Supported Employment (CASE 2012), keynote speaker (June 2012)
  • New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, keynote speaker (June 2012)
  • Mada Center, Doha, Qatar – keynote speaker on Employment of People with Disabilities and ICT Accessibility (Nov 2011)
  • Q3ict, M-Enabling International Conference on Mobile Accessibility (Dec 2011)
  • Randolph Macon College, spoke to master level students about social entrepreneurship
  • USBLN, multiple presentations on employing people with disabilities and ICT Accessibility
  • US Census Bureau, keynote speaker for Disability Employment Month (Oct 2011)
  • PacRim http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/: University of Hawaii asked Debra and two colleagues to provide keynote speech for employers (April 2011)
  • CSUN(International Conference for PwD), San Diego CA (2007 – 2012)
  • ATIA (National conference for Assistive Technology), Orlando, Florida  (2006 – 2012)
  • Selected by Dell, Intuit, and Bloomberg as one of the top 75 women entrepreneurs in the world, Shanghai China (2010) and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (June 2011)
  • Minnesota People with Disabilities spoke to state agencies and universities about the importance of making ICT accessible to PwD, 2010
  • International Conference on the Rights of People With Disabilities in Germany, 2009
  • United Nations International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 2009
  • Partnered with IBM to provide training for the Chinese Government in Beijing and Beihai, 2008
  • Georgia Accessible Travel Symposium, 2008
  • Best Buddies National Conference, Indiana University (Debra and Sara Ruh), 2008
  • Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned of Qatar invited Debra and Sara Ruh to speak at her conference to support children with disabilities (http://www.shafallah.org.qa).
  • Walter Reed Army Hospital: October 2008
  • Veterans with Disabilities: November 2008,  PABLN
  • EU Council about the certification of ICT Accessibility, 2007
  • Tunisia by the Government of Tunisia on the Rights of People With Disabilities, 2006