Ronald L. “Ron” Lanier


Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Ron believes that no matter what an individual’s abilities, anyone can make a contribution in the workplace. Fears, negative attitudes, and closed-mindedness are barriers to inclusive work environments and must be overcome.

Diversity in the workplace and individuals with disabilities at every level of an organization are a strong indicator of organizational effectiveness and success. VABLN offers Ron an opportunity to add value to his agency.

Ron is a member of Challenge Discovery Projects, the National Association of the Deaf, and Hearing Loss in America.

Although Ron has a great singing voice, he also likes to sign songs as he sings them. He admits, though, this presents quite a challenge.