June 17, 2024
Josh Loebner Ph.D. ’22 was born three months premature with a slim chance of survival. In his own words, he shares his journey to becoming an accessibility advocate in advertising and beyond.
Stack of Summer '24 issues of Clemson World Magazine featuring specialty braille embossed cover.

Translation of the Braille Cover

"This is the Summer 2024 issue of Clemson World, our University magazine. In this issue, we highlight stories about disability and accessibility, including a feature story about Josh Loebner, who earned his Ph.D. from Clemson in 2022.  

As the global head of inclusive design for a prestigious brand agency, Loebner is making meaningful changes to mainstream advertisements, products and experiences. He is one of many alumni, students and faculty who give voice to their experiences, commitments and passions in this special issue."


My sight is limited, but pursuing a Ph.D. focused on greater accessibility in advertising opened my aperture to clearly view a path forward.

Josh Loebner Ph.D. '22, Global Head of Inclusive Design, VML
Josh Loebner points as he delivers a speech.
A collage features a young woman with flowers, the State House, and recipe cards.

Cooking 4-Health

Clemson Extension helps Ivy Prince create a cooking curriculum for youth with disabilities.

Two women who are forensic anthropologists stand in front of a table with skeletal models.

Skeleton Stories

As biological and forensic anthropologists, Madeline Atwell and Katherine Weisensee read skeletons to help answer questions, solve crimes and pursue justice for individuals, families and communities.

Tiger Profiles

A female Clemson gymnast holds her hands over her head while celebrating the end of a routine.

Trinity Brown strikes a pose during Clemson Gymnastics’ inaugural meet.

A woman wearing an orange shirt stands in front of a wall of Clemson Rings in the Clemson Alumni Association building.

One Clemson student sought out her great-great-grandfather’s class ring in the Alumni Center.

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