The Ignite Summit opened its doors to a new set of potential entrepreneurs this year. Thanks to efforts to increase accessibility, three deaf participants travelled to Calgary to take part in the conference in May 2019.

During one of the sessions, then Council for Canada President Malik Talib felt compelled to mention the presence of the three participants.

“They’ve inspired me by their confidence, they’ve inspired me by being here, and they’ve inspired me to say we can do anything we put our minds to,” said President Talib.

The three participants spoke about their experience at Ignite and about how much the increased accessibility meant to them in the video below.