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Ron Brooks

Ron Brooks is a resident of Phoenix, married for 25 years, a father of three, totally blind and a writer, speaker, entrepreneur and evangelist for the transformation of mobility for people with disabilities.

A graduate of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Ron has 28 years of planning, management and executive-level experience for both public transit agencies and private providers within the areas of accessible transit and paratransit. In 2020, Ron founded Accessible Avenue where he is able to draw upon his life and industry experiences to provide accessibility-focused training and consulting services to agencies and organizations designing, developing and delivering products and services that support the movement of people within indoor and outdoor spaces and on all forms of public and retail ground transportation.

In addition to his work in the transportation and mobility industry, Ron is heavily involved in the blind/low vision and larger disability communities. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Ability360, one of the largest independent living centers in the country. Ron is also an active member of the American Council of the Blind, serving as a long-time member of the ACB’s Transportation Committee and past Chairman of the ACB’s Board of Publications.

Ron joined the Board of Penny Forward because he believes that blind and visually impaired people have the right to learn and take charge of their personal and professional finances as a means of achieving financial security and building wealth.

To get to know Ron, find him on LinkedIn at

To learn more about Accessible Avenue, visit