Participant Info

Image Description
Photo of Rosemarie Rossetti. Short brown hair.
United States
Website and social media
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, and publisher who walks her talk. On June 13, 1998, Rossetti’s life was transformed when a 3 1/2 ton tree came crashing down on her. Her life was changed in that instant! Paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rossetti looked deep within herself and found new strength and new resolve. Determined to take back her life and make a difference for others, she shares the lessons she has learned since that fateful day, and demonstrates how to rise above misfortune and live life with conviction. Rosemarie presents internationally to audiences from ten to several thousand. She is the author of the Universal Design Toolkit, Take Back Your Life! and co-author of the Healthy Indoor Plant. She writes articles for national publications on the subjects of universal design, accessible design, disability inclusion, the value of disability insurance, and motivational themes.
Architecture, Disability Culture, Accessibility, Disability Rights, Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability
Source, Personal Essays, Opinion Editorial, Reported Features, Radio Appearances, Television Appearances, Podcast Appearances
Additional Credentials
Ph.D. Designed, built and live in the top-rated universal design home in North America, the Universal Design Living Laboratory