Kathrin Lemler


Kathrin Lemler

Strangers might call me „severely disabled“ or „considerably restricted in all areas of life“. Friends and colleagues describe me as a lively chatterbox or an ambitious workaholic. I describe myself as an educational scientist, a master’s student, a research associate at the University of Cologne, a speaker on alternative and augmentative communication, a supervisor of seven assistants and, besides, a woman who speaks exclusively with her eyes. Ever since my teenage years it was crystal clear: My calling lies in alternative and augmentative communication. I want to fuse my own experience with expertise to raise public awareness about alternative communication and thereby empower others.

Why I Tech

I love technology that can read my eyes. Tech means self-determination!

#ada18’s motto is ideas to change the world – my tech idea is