Full Name
Alan Hejl
Job Title
Founder & Lead Consultant
Spark Access
Speaker Bio
Alan Hejl (he/him/his) is the founder and lead consultant at Spark Access. With a mission to improve accessibility and disability inclusion across the mobility industry for people with disabilities, Spark Access layers solutions for sparking inclusive innovation across products, services, and employment initiatives to deliver systemic and sustainable change.

Accessibility and removing barriers is a personal passion of his, as he identifies with chronic nerve pain & neurodiversity and has a partner who is paralyzed and a manual wheelchair user. Outside of work, when he isn’t cooking or gardening, Alan serves with the Ferndale Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Commission for the city of Ferndale, Michigan, serves as a Board Member of Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC), and participates as an active member with Detroit Disability Power. Alan also has an undergraduate degree from Michigan Tech University, certification in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). Alan was formerly in the automotive industry for 14 years between Ford Motor Company and General Motors, where he worked on connectivity, autonomous vehicles, and accessibility.
Alan Hejl