Kirk Adams stops by to share his sight loss story and journey learning to advocate for himself and how his work with the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind lead him to the CEO position at The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Kirk talks about th...
Kirk Adams stops by to share his sight loss story and journey learning to advocate for himself and how his work with the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind lead him to the CEO position at The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Kirk talks about the AFB’s history and his time with the organization and the role AFB Consulting plays in the development of accessible technology including VoiceOver on the iPhone. Now, Kirk is self-employed, with Innovative Impact LLC. He’s looking for fun high impact innovative projects that accelerate inclusion of blind people in the work force.
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Dr. Kirk Adams is a mission-driven organization and DEI consultant guiding large and small organizations to achieve growth
and profitability goals while taking giant leaps forward in diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is a prolific coalition
builder with a vast network of leaders in all three sectors (public, private, nonprofit) and the silo-breaking
skills to create a shared vision, collaborative solutions, and career pathways for disabled people. Kirk has a deep
experience mobilizing the DOE Rehabilitation Services Administration, DOL Office of Disability Employment
Policy, AbilityOne Commission, Department of Defense, nonprofits, and companies such as Boeing,
Northrop Grumman, ACCO Brands, and CamelBak to enable people with disabilities to bring their
strengths to the workforce. Dr. Adams offers an evidence-based, data-driven approach to enhancing disability
inclusion, coupled with the lived experience of blindness and an authentic voice in DEI.
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