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Justin Skeesuck

Also Known As “The Disabled Traveler,” World Traveler, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Adventurer

Justin Skeesuck enjoyed a successful career as a talented graphic designer and artist until a progressive neuromuscular disease robbed him of the use of his hands. Never one to wallow, Justin took this as a sign that it was time to adapt, and “The Disabled Traveler” was born. Drawing on a lifetime of travel, a truly imaginative mind, and an arsenal of knowledge on traveling with a disability, Justin works with organizations, equipping them with the knowledge necessary to reach the fastest-growing minority market in the world. His background allows him to address everything from etiquette and increased access to strategic marketing and architectural design.

 
Disability Etiquette: How to Effectively Interact with Your Customers with Disabilities…Without Offending Them

“Disability Etiquette” is a term describing guidelines dealing specifically with how to approach and talk to people with disabilities. Frequently there is apprehension when businesses and organizations engage with disabled patrons. Equip yourself with the knowledge that you and your employees need to create the best possible experience for your disabled customers. Learn what to say and do, as well as what to avoid. Justin will provide you with tips and strategies that will make you stand out from your competitors.

Leading Through Vulnerability: Achieving Limitless Potential

Everyone has dreams that they long to fulfill, but many doubt they have the ability to see them come to fruition. No one has realized greatness on his or her own, and no one knows this better than Justin Skeesuck. Hear how he has achieved so many of his dreams through those that have surrounded him and how leadership through vulnerability can help your organization effectively engage your team members and customers.

Creating Greater Accessibility Through Thoughtful Design: Going Above and Beyond ADA

Accessibility is a very broad term. Many organizations may be ADA compliant, but not all ADA compliant facilities are created equal. Join Justin as he explores the myriad of ways organizations can go above and beyond ADA standards in the design and execution of facilities. Whether entryways or hallways, cafeterias or restrooms and beyond, there are many pitfalls in design that present challenges for persons with disabilities, while still meeting ADA requirements. Justin will help you identify these pitfalls and explore functional alternatives, while providing strategies minimizing additional cost.

Marketing to People with Disabilities: A $13 Billion Opportunity

The disabled community is one of the fastest growing and untapped minority groups in the world. With 56 million (and growing) disabled individuals within the United States alone, this is a market that is remarkably underserved and undervalued. Justin draws on his 20 plus years of experience in branding, strategic marketing and design; as well as his many years of living with a disability. His insights and strategies will help you and your organization learn how to reach persons with disabilities in your marketing, increasing your client base as well as you customer loyalty, while providing goodwill and value.

Meet Justin Skeesuck

Justin Skeesuck enjoyed a successful career as a talented graphic designer and artist until a progressive neuromuscular disease robbed him of the use of his hands. Never one to wallow, Justin took this as a sign that it was time to adapt, and “The Disabled Traveler” was born. Drawing on a lifetime of travel, a truly imaginative mind, and an arsenal of knowledge on traveling with a disability, Justin works with organizations, equipping them with the knowledge necessary to reach the fastest-growing minority market in the world. His background allows him to address everything from etiquette and increased access to strategic marketing and architectural design.

Justin Skeesuck brings his personal and professional experiences to life as he explores the difficulties of living with a disability. His ability to laugh at himself and love of people make for a memorable experience as he equips audiences with the knowledge and tools needed to greater serve the disabled community. Whether addressing accessibility and architectural design, disability etiquette or strategic marketing, Justin’s insight helps organizations avoid pitfalls and effectively meet the needs of their disabled patrons. Justin also teaches and coaches persons with limited mobility on how to effectively travel anywhere they choose. Justin’s hilarious storytelling and knowledge has placed him in front of universities, health care institutions, Fortune 50 companies and on the TEDx stage. He has been featured/interviewed on NBC, ABC, Fox & Friends, The Huffington Post, People.com, The Meredith Vieira Show and many worldwide news media outlets.

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