Carrie Anton

Carrie Anton

Edmonton, Alberta
Paralympic Gold Medalist - Diversity and Accessibility Expert
Carrie Anton is a gold medalist Paralympian, experienced keynote, EMCEE and seminar presenter, needs consultant, trainer, and technician with 30 years of experience in the assistive technology and accessibility industry. Carrie Anton engages in projects that promote access to information and opportunity for people with disabilities, in sports, learning, and the digital age. Carrie Anton's profound commitment to creating an equitable society stands as one of her most defining characteristics, as she works tirelessly to reduce barriers for people with disabilities through technology, robotics, and accessible spaces. Her 25 years of hands-on experience as a specialist, trainer, and technician, along with her influential consulting on policies, procedures, and accessibility standards, have made her a trailblazer in universal design.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Agriculture & Farming
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Associations & Unions
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Conference


Carrie Anton is a gold medal Paralympian from the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Summer Games in the sport of Goalball and an Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame inductee, who has committed her life to building an equitable space and place in society. With over 30 years of experience in the assistive technology and accessibility industries, Carrie’s belief that technology can bridge the gap between those with and without disabilities resonates through her work as a needs specialist, trainer, and technician. She consults for the community in adapted sports, web and physical spaces, and her innovative approach to universal design has become a beacon for the field.

Carrie’s mastery in accessibility extends to technology, robotics, and the creation of accessible spaces that promote inclusivity. Her consulting work on policies, procedures, and accessibility standards, including her role as Chair of Accessible Standards Canada’s Built Environment Technical Standards Committee, has influenced the entire landscape of accessibility. Her multifaceted approach leverages cutting-edge technology and thoughtful policy guidance to foster an environment where everyone can engage and thrive.

Her community involvement and accomplishments are extensive. Beyond her professional roles, she is a television reporter, internationally published researcher, and speaker advocating for universal design. Her recognition with awards like the CNIB Century of Change Award and service on various boards, such as the Edmonton Sport Council, underscores her unwavering commitment to ensuring accessibility in employment, education, sport, and life.

Carrie Anton’s disability became her ability to excel in elite sports, travel, and immerse herself in assistive technologies. Her gold medal achievement as a Paralympian athlete, combined with her work as a business expert, has made her a leading figure in the field of inclusivity. Her enduring work champions equality, ensuring that all persons with disabilities have opportunities to flourish through inclusive strategies that assist people with disabilities to gain access and organizations to create inclusive workspaces and workforces.

Carrie Anton’s influence extends not only to her professional pursuits but also to her personal commitment to inspiring others. As a gold-winning Paralympian, a television reporter, and a legally blind individual, she teaches by example, illustrating how technology is changing things for people with disabilities.

Whether she’s discussing innovations in accessible technology with fellow experts or educating the public about sports like goalball, Carrie’s approachable and engaging style encourages a wider audience to understand and embrace the importance of accessibility and inclusivity. Her actions, achievements, and advocacy collectively contribute to a societal shift where differences are celebrated, and barriers are continually dismantled, positioning her as a transformative force in the accessibility landscape.

Carrie continues to drive change for an accessible world through her various roles as a leader, athlete, coach, consultant, and speaker. Her multifaceted approach to advocacy, coupled with her passion and expertise, makes her a pivotal figure in shaping a more inclusive and compassionate world. Carrie Anton’s story serves as a powerful reminder of our collective right and responsibility to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Her continuous promotion of equity through advocacy and professional experience is a testament to her lifelong commitment to breaking barriers.



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Carrie Anton Topic Presentations

inclusion & accessibility

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Let’s identify issues respecting inclusion and accessibility for persons with disabilities . What are the provision of services and products that need improvement. What are the barriers, strategies, accessibility compliance and the state of inclusion in Canada.

hiring someone with a disability - accommodations spelled out

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Carrie Anton will spell out the accommodations needed for people with disabilities in the workplace. Will come up with simple strategies and accessible technology to create opportunities for team members.

assistive technology 101 - productivity tools, apps and tips

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Let’s explore how mobile devices are changing the way we learn & work. Research on device ownership and use, universal design, user focused, and artificial intelligence create efficiencies that will add to your toolkit. Carrie Anton will walk you through my co-lead research from building a mobile app selection tool for learners, device ownership comparisons, and the Peru ipad project.

access challenge - the impact of disability relay (physical spaces and information places)

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • This is a hands-on 1/2 day workshop that puts you in the simulation hot seat! Most importantly, the session provides the time for meaningful conversation about discovered biases, barriers and actionable steps to identify inclusivity versus exclusivity in products and services.

accessibility is innovation

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Canada has digital and built environmental standards/guidelines and Carrie Anton willl help you reach accessible standard compliance with tips and tech tricks. You will become aware of concepts and terms related to functional and procedural accessibility, sort the alphabet soup of terms, develop actionable strategies to improve accessibility in your organization. Carrie Anton will also give you resources and scheck lists for accessibility compliance.

journey to gold and beyond

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Carrie Anton will tell you her story including personal challenges and systemic barriers that she encountered in sport, education and employment. Her experiences with being bullied, pitied, prejudiced and normalized has made me resilient. Carrie Anton will share how she moved past disability stigmas to achieve a gold medal, become a business leader and researcher for accessibility. Her life challenges will enlighten you to the reality of people impacted by a disability. Besides motivating you, her message is one of triumph with a healthy dose of humour!

how mobile devices are changing the way we learn and work

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

web accessibility - top 10 tips/techniques

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

accessible spaces

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training


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Articles & Media

Prestigious international education forum to be held in Canada for the first time

Financial Post

Anton (Canada), accessibility services coordinator at Athabasca University, is a passionate advocate for persons with disabilities and gold-medal Paralympic athlete. She is a published researcher, having worked in assistive technology for over 30 years. She will serve as the master of ceremonies.


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How to book Carrie Anton for an event?

Carrie Anton keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Carrie Anton delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Carrie Anton from Edmonton, Alberta for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

Interested in booking Carrie Anton for an event?

Are you looking to hire Carrie Anton for your event? Carrie Anton Edmonton, Alberta is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Carrie Anton is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Carrie Anton is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Carrie Anton from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Carrie Anton to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Carrie Anton creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Carrie Anton from Edmonton, Alberta offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Carrie Anton is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Carrie Anton focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Carrie Anton will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Carrie Anton’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Carrie Anton speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Carrie Anton for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

Carrie Anton is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Carrie Anton speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Carrie Anton to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Carrie Anton for your event. As Carrie Anton's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Carrie Anton and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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