Catarina Rivera

Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC is a public speaker and DEI consultant with over 14 years of experience in the public sector.


Catarina works with companies to improve accessibility and inclusion, retain employees, and design better products. She is the founder of Blindish Latina, a platform smashing disability stigmas through storytelling and advocacy. Catarina has worn hearing aids from a young age and was diagnosed with progressive vision loss at 17 years old. She has a BA from Duke University, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MPH from Hunter College. Catarina is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (IAAP). She is a member of Respect Ability's National Disability Speakers Bureau and Keynote Women's Global Speakers Directory. She has worked with over 40+ clients since launching her company and has been featured in Nasdaq, Authority Magazine, and as one of the top 21 DEI influencers of 2021. Past clients have included HarperCollins Publishers, LinkedIn, Hachette Book Group, Whole30, Grant Thornton, and BCG Digital Ventures. Catarina is committed to social justice.


Fireside Chats | Presentations/Trainings (60 min) | Workshops (90 min)

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Keynote Speaker | Penalist


  • A Practical Introduction to Disability Awareness
  • Unpacking Ableism in the Workplace
  • Disability Inclusion for Leaders
  • Disability Inclusion Made Simple
  • Accessibility
  • Intersectionality
  • Being Latine/x and Disabled

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