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Debra Ruh: Mother, CEO, Global Inclusion Strategist & Epic Barrier-Slayer

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My guest this week is Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications, barrier-slayer of epic proportions and global Disability Inclusion Strategist.

When told by 'experts' that her daughter Sara, who was born with Down's syndrome, would be lucky to push shopping carts at the local grocery store, Debra refused to accept this. When she told friends and family that she was going to start a for-profit that would help companies see the worth and potential in hiring disabled employees, she was met with skepticism.

Debra's unshakable faith in the power of human potential and her love for her daughter led her to create TecAccess, which was an information & communications technology (ICT) accessibility firm, and most employees were technologists with disabilities.

By 2011, Debra had built TecAccess into a multi-million-dollar firm, but realized that her mission was not yet complete. Convinced that "the real disability is being unable to see human potential", she went on to create Ruh Global Communications.

With Ruh Global, Debra focuses on global disability inclusion, digital marketing, employability, ICT accessibility, human rights, social media marketing and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

She consults with Fortune 100 companies and nations. Including Kenya, Oman, Egypt and the Bahamas. Debra is a Global Keynote Speaker and was honored to be invited to address the United Nations General Assembly in May of 2016.

Co-Founder of AXSChat (www.AXSChat.com) a twitter chat about accessibility and disability inclusion, Debra is a  recognized global influencer on social media with over 300,000+ followers on all mediums. Her global handle is @debraruh.