Stephanie Enyart is a disability rights leader with 20 years of experience advocating for people with disabilities. She currently serves as American Foundation for the Blind’s Chief Public Policy & Research Officer. She launched the AFB Public Policy and Research Institute, which conducts mixed-methods research that informs AFB’s policy advocacy. She provides strategic leadership for the policy and research functions across the key focus areas of education, employment, technology, and transportation. In April 2023, President Biden appointed her to serve on the U.S. Access Board.
Ms. Enyart currently leads a cross-disability coalition advocating for regulatory clarity and legislative solutions to the inaccessibility of websites and applications. Prior to AFB, she was the Disability & Inclusion Advisor at the Corporation for National and Community Service where she provided thousands of nonprofit grantee organizations with inclusion guidance and resources. She advocated for the disability community as a Skadden Foundation Fellow for Disability Rights Advocates and the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.
Ms. Enyart spent over a decade working in state and federal government and has extensive expertise in nonprofit and community organizing. Ms. Enyart holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where she served as an Editor-in-Chief of Recent Developments for the UCLA Women’s Law Journal. During law school, she also founded the National Association of Law Students with Disabilities and served as its first President. Ms. Enyart is blind and is a proud mother to two daughters
Expertise: Advocacy, Aging, Education, Employment, Inclusion practices