Disability Advocacy, Coaching & Accessibility Consulting

Advocating for Equity in the Healthcare Experience

Did you know?

disability
1 %

Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the US live with one or more disabilities

hearing loss
1 %

16 million adult Americans are deaf or have serious trouble hearing

cognition
1 %

33 million adult Americans have a cognitive disability

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, individuals with disabilities, their caregivers, and the community through education, resources, and support. We are committed to promoting equity and access in health and wellness spaces, challenging disparities, and promoting diversity to create more inclusive and equitable environments.

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Keith Bonchek, the founder of Ability Together, is a middle-aged white man with a grey goatee and bald head, is pictured from the waist up. He is smiling and wearing a light blue striped collared shirt and is wearing black framed glasses, in front of a blurred background of green foliage.

About Keith

From the time he came to terms with his own disabilities at the age of 15, Keith Bonchek had the desire to help others. Having had both positive and negative experiences as an individual living with disabilities, Keith has the unique ability to see both sides of the coin.

Healthcare disability accessibility Consulting Services

Considering the reality that 1 in 4 people currently living in the United States have some type of physical or sensory disability, it is critical that nurses and other health care providers are prepared to effectively communicate with and treat patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or have a disability.

Keith can coach you one-on-one or provide an interactive presentation to your team. Ability Together provides the support you need to meet your patient’s needs. 

Keith speaking to a nursing class about disability advocacy. He's wearing a blue shirt while holding his hands to his front while nurses at low tables look on.

What Our Clients are Saying

So much insight

CIR had the privilege of having Keith speak for us last year, Keith is engaging, funny, and gives so much insight into the difficulties the deaf and hard of hearing community faces when navigating the medical system.
Crystal Cardenas
Associate Director Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc.

The way in which you see things will change

Keith's amazing journey demonstrates to my staff how a life of meaning and value should look for any one us - full and filled with valued relationships, spirituality, drive and entrepreneurship. His insights will challenge the way in which you see things, and hopefully the things you see, will change as a result of his message.​
Jim Williams
Modern Support Services

Moved to action

Keith Bonchek is inspiring and passionate in his work of advocacy for those affected by disability. Speaking out of his own life experience, Keith moves people to action through his compassion, knowledge and understanding of disability.​
Steve Bundy
Managing Director, Christian Institute on Disability, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Will you join our mission?

Help us make a difference today

Get our free guide to Basic Medical ASL!

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At Ability Together, we work to make change happen through education and awareness. Please use this free resource to help you in your goal to improve accessibility through communication. 

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