Don’t Ask the Blind Guy for Directions
A 30,000-Mile Journey for Love, Confidence and a Sense of Belonging
by John Samuel
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 04 Jan 2023
Baron Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
After a diagnosis of a degenerative eye disease, John Samuel’s life—and his chance at success—started to vanish.
In a world systemically unequipped for accessibility, disability inclusion is often left out of conversations about diversity. For people with disabilities, it can feel impossible to adapt and thrive when you’re already set up for failure.
A more accessible world is possible—when we see the amazing opportunities in our differences.
From traveling the world and hiking mountains to finding love and raising a family, Don't Ask the Blind Guy for Directions shares Ablr CEO and cofounder John Samuel’s inspirational journey against his inevitable blindness as he searched for acceptance. A powerful story for both professionals with disabilities and individuals working to create an inclusive culture at any organization, this memoir will empower you to accept yourself and others, break down barriers, and rebuild a world where everyone belongs.
• A heartfelt, insightful perspective of someone who is visually impaired and his day-to-day challenges.
• How to embrace your diagnosis or disability as an advantage for achieving your dreams.
• The incredible value those with disabilities can bring to organizations, no matter the business or industry.
• How anyone can be an ally and help remove organizational, digital, and performance barriers in the workplace.
• How to plan and implement a disability inclusion strategy within your company.
Embracing disabilities can lead to the greatest triumphs. Get Don't Ask the Blind Guy for Directions and start seeing acceptance as a powerful resource for change.
“John Samuel’s incredible journey shared through his book, Don’t Ask the Blind Guy for Directions, has key mile markers that you need to bring into your journey so that you too can find valuable insights. Life's great promise is about removing obstacles and John's story is a remarkable blueprint for everyone.”
–Chris Heivly, Mapquest Cofounder and Author of Build the Fort
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Average rating from 12 members
"Don't Ask the Blind Guy for Directions" written by John Samuel 📚 5 ⭐️
Imagine this - It is getting late and it's dark outside... thump... you just walked into the dust bin... thump.. another dust bin! The truth is that it is not even that dark outside, the truth is that you are losing your eyesight and within one year you are going to be completely blind!
A challenging life twist what one might give in but not John, giving up was not an option. Embracing his disability brought strength, new ideas that help others and strong sincere friendships.
I enjoyed reading John Samuel's life story and found it very encouraging and who knows, I might climb Kilimanjaro mountain too someday - yes, he did that too! A real inspiration!
Big thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC opportunity!
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