Jason Bryn is a disability inclusion thought leader and attorney with significant experience in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability nondiscrimination laws. As a disability policy consultant at Concepts, he draws on this experience to support several projects for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), including the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN).
Previously, Jason has worked as a consultant and subject matter expert for several Fortune 500 companies, helping them design and implement successful disability inclusion and compliance policies and programs, several of which received national award recognition. For example, he helped launch and establish centralized accommodation programs; integrated disability management initiatives; Section 503/VEVRAA affirmative action plans for federal contractors; self-identification campaigns that resulted in doubled representation numbers; disability employee resource groups and mentoring programs; and accessible technology centers of expertise.
Jason has also served as an outsource ADA compliance officer to many small and mid-size companies; ADA attorney in private practice and county government; ADA/EEO grievance mediator for a state enforcement agency; ADA consultant; EEO investigator; and workforce inclusion program director for the largest U.S. employment program for people with blindness and low vision. He also presents at conferences nationwide and serves on boards, committees and working groups to further disability-inclusive best practices and policies.
Jason’s passion for his work stems from his own experiences living with low vision. He has been legally blind since birth due to a degenerative and hereditary retinal eye disease that impacts three generations in his family—his mother, himself and one of his three children. He is also a former college basketball player and Paralympic tandem cyclist and placed top 10 in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. Outside of work, he shares his passion for athletics as a performance mindset coach to youth, college, and Paralympic athletes. He knows firsthand the importance of a strong support system in promoting success for youth with disabilities and is committed to paying it forward for future generations—in athletics, employment or all aspects of community life.