We are simple, ordinary people with big dreams and big ambitions. We are people who, put in difficult, almost impossible situations, always find a way to succeed.
And the point of Accessible Media is to give us an outlet, a way to use that drive and ambition in a productive, focused manner, a way that will enable all of us to increase our skills, increase our knowledge, increase our income, and most importantly, increase our contribution.
Because of our physical disabilities, we are often barred from traditional forms of employment. Many of the opportunities that other people take for granted, such as internships, studying, or just a normal job somewhere, we’re often excluded from because society isn’t ready, willing, or able to make the necessary accommodations for us.
And do you know what? That’s okay.
We believe that society should change and that society should find ways to enable us to take part, but until then, we’re going to find our own ways to take part. And we’re going to show everybody else that we are worth their time, attention and investment because we never, ever, ever give up.
Meet Our Team
“Hi, I’m Toby. I am young and I am motivated and I want to help. My passions are helping people whether it’s family, friends or businesses. I am equally passionate about the rights of people for all abilities, whether it’s my autistic sister, my inspirational uncle George or my girlfriend Ella who every day, despite their difficulties, make a difference. They’ve taught me that anything is possible at any age and any circumstance. I’m still learning every day but working for Accessible Media Agency releases my two passions, and that is what’s unique about this business. It’s not about me, it’s about you and releasing your potential through thinking differently and simultaneously unlocking the power and potential of many people with special powers.”
“Hi, I’m John Ashby, 35yrs from Coventry. My hobbies include watching my football team Manchester United play on TV and I enjoy playing video games with friends and family.
I also enjoy watching Netflix; my favourite series is The Punisher. I’ve always wanted to work for a company that understands disability and this helps us both work around some of the difficulties of my condition. Working for Accessible Media Agency enables me to work without struggling and gives me the opportunity to show myself and my employer that I can do the job.
I’m hoping to gain experience of working as part of a team and hopefully gain new friends and contacts.”
“My name is Tamie and I live in New Jersey with my parents and 2 cats, Mischa and Pumpkin. I am a self-proclaimed jack of all interests and trades. Since graduating from Rowan University and receiving my Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2003, I’ve worked and volunteered remotely in various areas, including tutoring English online, volunteering for animal welfare, opening up my own photo restoration business, and lastly, working as both website blogger and a travel agent for a travel agency while also volunteering as a board member with the non-profit org, All Wheels Up, whose mission is to make airplanes accessible so that disabled individuals can board a plane from the safety of their wheelchairs. When I made the difficult decision to resign as a travel agent in 2018 due to demanding and inflexible hours, I struggled to find fulfilling work remotely as a disabled individual who required certain accommodations. I was exploring the idea of getting back into the design field when, as fate would have it, the opportunity was presented to me to work for a highly accommodating and flexible company, like Accessible Media Agency, where I could tap back into my design skills. It was a perfect match at the perfect time. When I am not maintaining the company’s website, I maintain my online clothing boutique, enjoy time with family and friends, and continue to volunteer as Development and Fundraising Coordinator for All Wheels Up.”
“Hi, I’m Rachel Klentz. I’m 25 and live in Tampa, Florida. I’m a self-proclaimed nerd who loves playing dungeons and dragons, video games, and reading comics. I also love drawing and writing and have a bachelor’s degree in digital art from Bowling Green State University. Working for Accessible Media Agency has been fantastic because they take into account my strengths and weaknesses. A company that celebrates disability is so refreshing and exciting to me, and to be able to show the world that people with disabilities can do anything. I’m excited to learn and grow with this job, and can’t wait to see where this road takes me.”
“My name is Rachel Gross. I am from Long Island, born and raised. I live about half an hour away from New York City. I attended Hofstra University and graduated with a degree in public relations. As a hobby, I run my own blog and Instagram account dedicated to my passions which are, makeup, beauty, as well as disability rights and disability advocacy. I am currently serving as the Accessible Media Agency’s social media manager. I love working for AMA because I know that my work is valued and that I am not looked at or judged based on my disability.”