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Steven Verdile
Founder, The Squeaky Wheel
Verdile is a designer, writer, fulltime wheelchair user and disability advocate. He founded the satirical website The Squeaky Wheel, which focuses on the experience of having a disability and uses humor to challenge misconceptions, highlight absurdity and criticize imbalances. Verdile also works in corporate communications at NBCUniversal, and additionally can speak about disability representation in TV and film. On a personal level, he can speak about Medicaid policy, home health care, accessibility of education and New York City Transit.

FOCUS: Disability
ORGANIZATION: The Squeaky Wheel

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