Haben Girma DeafBlind Disability Rights Lawyer at SXSW Austin 3/15/18
Y35 W3 C4N: INNOVATIONS IN
ACCESSIBILITY AT HILTON AUSTIN
DOWNTOWN ROOM 400-402
March 15, 2018 at 11:00 am — 12:00 pm
The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30. Haben travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Haben is a talented storyteller who helps people frame difference as an asset. She resisted society’s low expectations, choosing to create her own pioneering story. Because of her disability rights advocacy she has been honored by President Obama, President Clinton, and many others. Haben is also writing a memoir that will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2019.
You can learn about Haben Girma at her website, https://habengirma.com