We are delighted to announce Haben Girma, an American disability rights lawyer of Eritrean descent is a keynote speaker at the Inclusive Africa conference next month. Haben was the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School and advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation.
She travels the world teaching the benefits of choosing inclusion. Her bestselling book Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law was featured in the New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and the Today Show.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Rama Gheerawo, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
- Lizzie Kiama, This Ability Consulting
- Jesse Beach, Facebook
- Bernard Chiira, Innovate Now AT2030
- Fredrick Haga, Ministry of Education, Kenya
- Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C
- James Thurston, G3ICT
- Irene Mbari-Kirika, inABLE
Don't miss your opportunity to get Haben's views and experiences of digital accessibility first-hand. Register today to secure your place at Inclusive Africa.