Glenda Watson Hyatt has cerebral palsy. She’s known as the left thumb blogger because she writes a blog and wrote her best selling book I’ll Do It Myself using only her left thumb. She uses computerized voices to communicate. She’s a Canadian activist who is working to get communication disability access written into the disabilities laws.
Glenda works for Soaring Eagle Communications, Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC). The organization runs a national campaign to promote accessibility for people who have speech and language disabilities.
Glenda gives motivations talks, leads workshops about web accessibility and is well-versed in the internationally-recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. She’s presented talks at Open Web Camp IV and The Cerebral Palsy Association. She uses PowerPoint and a computerized voice to deliver her motivational messages. She aims to inspire or to motivate an audience to strive for their potential and to live their life more fully.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communication from Simon Fraser University.
Glenda created quite a stir on social media when she climbed the Rocky steps in Philadelphia.