Businesses today understand the value of including everyone, especially those with disabilities. Making workplaces inclusive for everyone is critical, and a great way to do this is by bringing in a keynote speaker who knows about disability awareness. These experts are key to helping audiences understand and create a workplace where everyone can succeed.

Top Disability Motivational Speakers

Ed Jackson

Learn to move mountains and to achieve the impossible with Ed Jackson, Adventurer, Best Selling Author And Motivation Expert. Former rugby player Ed had a career on the field in full flow, however the number eight was to suffer a life changing spinal injury after accidentally diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool, a moment that changed his life forever.

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Mia Ives Rublee

Inspire your team to see the world from a different perspective with Mia Ives-Rublee, a disabled transracial adoptee and civil rights activist. Based in the US, Mia is currently. Here's one of her recentlt published articles, The Recent COVID-Fueled Rise in Disability Calls for Better Worker Protections.

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Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson

Hear what it takes to win even when the odds are stacked against you, and how to cultivate courage with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Britain's Greatest Paralympic athlete. One of Britain's greatest Paralympic athletes, Tanni, amassed a remarkable medal haul over 16 years and five Paralympic Games of 11 gold, 4 silver and a bronze. In 2010 Tanni became an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. As a working peer Tanni uses her experience and knowledge during debates in the House and she has spoken on a range of issues including disability rights, welfare reform, and of course, sport.

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Hannah Cockcroft OBE

Learn to think innovatively to achieve champion-like success with Hannah Cockcroft, speaker, world record-breaking British wheelchair racer. Hannah was recently featured on the BBC News, speaking up for the rights of disabled people and their need to have someone in their corner. Hannah is now in training for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. She is also continuing to present and report for the media, most recently reporting on the FA Disability Cup live on BT Sport.

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Pete Reed OBE

Learn how to harness the power of resilience and get the best out of any situation with Pete Reed OBE, speaker, triple Olympic gold medalist, former world champion and master of determination. Pete recently drove the installation of green wheelchair user symbols at two traffic lights in Tower Hamlets, London in a drive to raise awareness of disabled people.

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Nicolas Hamilton

Learn to grow in the face of huge challenges and take on your biggest dreams with Nicolas Hamilton, speaker, racing driver and adversity defier. Nicolas, whoborn with Cerebral Palsy affecting his leg muscles, was initially a wheelchair user. Defying expectations, he underwent years of rigorous training, enabling him to walk unaided by age 17, a remarkable feat. Despite being told in childhood he would never walk, Nicolas's determination saw him not only achieving this but also pursuing his dream of becoming a racing driver.

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Haley Moss

Get the lowdown on inclusion in the workplace, from neurodiversity to disability, with Haley Moss, speaker, author, educator and advocate. Haley, who was diagnosed with autism at three, defied expectations to become a lawyer, neurodiversity expert, keynote speaker, educator, and author. Her journey from being doubted about achieving essential milestones to establishing herself as a consultant for top corporations and nonprofits is a testament to her resilience and dedication.

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Why Disability Speakers are Important

These speakers give valuable advice on making your workplace welcoming for everyone, including those with conditions like autism and multiple sclerosis.

Employment Trends for People with Disabilities

More and more people with disabilities are finding jobs. Since 2013, over 1.3 million more disabled individuals are working. This is important because it shows how diverse teams can be successful. The percentage of working-age people with disabilities who have jobs increased from 33.1% in 2022 to 36.9% in 2023, in 2022, the employment rate for disabled individuals reached a high of 21.3%.

The Business Benefits of Inclusion

Companies that focus on including people with disabilities do better financially. According to Accenture, they see 28% more revenue and double the net income compared to others. This shows that being inclusive is not just good for people but also good for business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should my business hire a disability motivational speaker?

They bring awareness and teach your team about the strengths and challenges faced by disabled individuals. This leads to a more understanding and productive work environment. For more information, email

Can a disability speaker improve our team's work together?

Yes, they share personal stories that help team members understand and respect each other better, improving teamwork.

What topics do these speakers cover?

They talk about overcoming challenges, valuing diversity, making workplaces accessible, and more. For more information, email and we'll be happy to help you pinpoint the right topic.

What key dates do I need to know about?

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a United Nations observance to promote equality for people with disabilities in all areas of society. This special day on December 3rd each year is a chance for businesses to recognise the achievements of people with disabilities. It's a day to learn about both visible and invisible disabilities.

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Culture Calendar

Success favours the prepared. That’s why we’ve compiled a free calendar of awareness days and weeks to support your business.

From health and wellbeing to culture and DEI, adding the calendar will keep you on the pulse of what’s happening and ahead of the game. Plus, it works across all platforms.