Brett Heising is a motivational speaker, disability advocate, tech entrepreneur, and travel expert who believes that life is defined by experiences.
In 2012, Brett founded brettapproved, Inc., a travel and entertainment company focused on serving travelers with mobility challenges. Prior to brettapproved, he was a successful journalist and PR pro who transformed into a tech entrepreneur and visionary.
Now, Brett travels the globe helping his clients truly understand the complex nature of disability. He offers tangible, real-world advice designed to help his clients understand the difference between something being “ADA compliant” and truly accessible.
A member of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2015, Brett serves on the Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona and is widely considered a go-to resource on topics related to travel and mobility for companies around the globe.
Brett believes that life is defined by experiences, and that everyone should have the accessibility information and services they need to travel confidently – whether meeting friends for coffee down the street or traveling the world on the trip of a lifetime. He’s on a mission to help companies transform how they think about the more than 60 million Americans who, like Brett, live with a physical disability.
Brett is a sought-after speaker and writer. He speaks at colleges and universities all across the country on the topics of true accessibility. With more than 30 speaking appearances under his belt and numerous consulting engagements, Brett’s informed and enlightened audiences across the United States and around the world.
Years of Lived Disability Experience
Reviews on brettapproved
In 2012, Brett launched brettapproved.com, the most comprehensive collection of accessibility-focused content on the planet. It was home to more than 1,100 hotel, restaurant and entertainment venue data. With the site, he helped the more than one billion people around the world who live with a disability, travel confidently.
Since then, Brett has been educating and inspiring people around the world about living life with a physical disability.
“ ‘Genuine expert’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Brett. He served as a project consultant to encourage Fortune 500 firms and travel industry suppliers to make travel more inclusive. Brett’s personal experience and ability to strike the right balance between ADA compliance and true accessibility was invaluable in helping our group develop a baseline to educate and build awareness ensuring a more ethical, accommodating and inclusive travel journey.
Jeff Cherry Global Account Executive
Marriott Global Sales
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