The ALDAcon 2018 Program Committee is pleased to announce that Richard Pimentel will be the opening keynote presenter at ALDAcon 2018
on Thursday morning, October 11.
Richard Pimentel is an internationally-renowned consultant, speaker, and professional trainer. He has the well-earned reputation for being one of North America’s premier speakers concerning disability
and employment issues. Pimentel lost most of his hearing in an explosion during his service in the army during the Vietnam War.
In 2007, Richard’s life story was portrayed in Warner Brothers’ full-length motion picture, Music Within. “It’s the first movie about the ADA movement, our civil rights movement,” says former U.S. Representative Tony Coelho, D-Calif., who sponsored the civil rights law (the Americans with Disabilities Act) that passed in 1990 and became effective in 1992 to ban discrimination based on disability.
The following is a short YouTube sample of Mr. Pimentel’s presentation style.