Project Dignity – A job. A purpose. Dignity restored.

Project Dignity – A job. A purpose. Dignity restored.

Dignity Restored with Project DignityMr. Koh Seng ChoonExecutive DirectorIn Singapore and Hong Kong, Project Dignity returns dignity to the disabled and disadvantaged. In 2006, Engineer, Mr. Koh Seng Choon, desired to do something to improve the lives of people with...

Patrick Mayer – Wheelblades

Patrick Mayer – Wheelblades

Patrick Mayer, Creator of Wheelblades “I decided to continue with my life and try to make the best of it”hen Patrick was nine years old, he already knew he wanted to be a professional snowboarder. His passion was freestyle snowboarding. At 17, he went to Tübingen...

Lilith Fury – Disabled plus size model and actress

Lilith Fury – Disabled plus size model and actress

Lilith Fury Horror actress, disabled plus size model, and body positivity activistLipedema diagnosis. Thank you kindly for your donation towards my surgeryBackground I am a gay, disabled, plus size indigenous and Latinx model, and actress. I got into horror at an...

What should I say?

What should I say?

What should I say? Should I say ‘disabled person’ or a person with a disability?Author: Mary Ann McColl Professor, Queen's University, OntarioRecently, an Alberta woman with an obvious physical disability was asked to leave a grocery store and not come back because...

Tali Maron – Blogger with a disability

Tali Maron – Blogger with a disability

Tali Maron Blogger with a disabilityI consider it to be invasive when people ask me about my disability Most people have the privilege of hiding their struggles. Could you imagine a world where every traumatic event a person went through would be visible to others and...

Ryan Lundy is making a difference

Ryan Lundy is making a difference

Ryan is making a differenceWhen Ryan was in middle school, he was diagnosed with a non-verbal learning disability (NVLD). Growing up, this neurological condition marked by academic and sometimes social difficulties resulted in many challenges.  He received...

Kerryn Gunness – IT Instructor with a disability

Kerryn Gunness – IT Instructor with a disability

Blind IT Instructor, “See me first as a person who is blind and not as a blind person.”Information Technology (IT) is his passion, and at his job with the Trinidad & Tobago Blind Welfare Association, Kerryn Gunness gets to do what he loves every day. He is an IT...

Kayzie Sutton – My Hidden Superpower

Kayzie Sutton – My Hidden Superpower

My Hidden Superpower: Dyslexia-ADHD I’m talking to her and she’s fidgeting. She’s talking and tapping away with that pencil. The orange-yellowish blur is driving me crazy and I want to grab her wrist to make it stop. Finally, it stops. Now I’m answering her and she’s...

Matthew Walzer – Disability Advocate

Matthew Walzer – Disability Advocate

Matthew Walzer From writing an open letter to becoming a disability advocateBy Fred J. Maahs, Jr.I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Walzer a few years ago when he was being honored with a Catalyst Award at the Annual Convention for The Arc.  On that night, Matthew...

YAI – Seeing beyond disability

YAI – Seeing beyond disability

YAI has been providing innovative services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) since its founding in 1957, at a time when institutional living was the norm for people with I/DD. The nonprofit was launched in February of that year out of...

Angela Lynn – Deaf American Talk Show Host

Angela Lynn – Deaf American Talk Show Host

Angela Lynn Deaf Talk Show Host Early Life Angela Lynn is a Deaf, American Television Talk Show Host, motivational speaker, and educator. She is the host and a producer on the Angela Lynn Show, a new and exciting talk show based in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Angela...

Andrea & Cara – Someone will love you just the way you are

Andrea & Cara – Someone will love you just the way you are

Someone will love you just the way you areAndrea and Cara both love the outdoors. Leisure time is usually spent cycling, swimming, kayaking and hiking. They are an easy-going couple whose connection was almost instant when they met in 2014. As they got to know each...

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Yuval Wagner

Founder and Chairman of Access Israel

IM Able Foundation: We redefine what’s possible
Haitian Cuisine by virtually impaired chef in Montreal
Robotic arms and temporary motorization, the next generation of wheelchairs
YAI Leisure Trax: Virtual travel nurtures relationships and sparks curiosity amongst people with disabilities

Jill Holt: 5 Tips to encourage positive behaviour in chilren with Autism

Realwheels Theatre: Theatre for everyone
Botswana Council for the Disabled, the voice of people with disabilities in Botswana
Tips for travelling with someone who has Alzheimer’s/Dementia: careful planning will help

Blind SA: Promoting the interests of the visually impaired in South Africa

Voiceitt provides independence to users

Humanity and Inclusion (HI): Helping the world’s most vulnerable

CHATS Antigua: Changing the disability narrative
Blind students and online learning in Trinidad & Tobago

Easter Seals Canada: Programs in the Province of Alberta

Accessible Ventures, Sint Maarten: Transportation for the disabled
Travaxy: Accessible Travel Solutions

Rick Hansen

Envisioning a barrier-free world

Tamara Taggart

My son’s Down syndrome does not define him

Collette Divito

All the right ingredients to be a leader

Bender Consulting

People with disabilities need paychecks, not pity

Connor Long

Actor, Advocate & Athlete

Dr. Jennifer Camulli

Autism, Inclusion, Accessibility

Changing Places

Times. They are a-Changing.

Charmaine Werth

Creating Accessible Caribbean Outdoor Spaces

Epilepsy South Africa

The only organisation in the country that addresses the needs of persons with and affected by epilepsy

Accessible Dubai

My return to Dubai. Even more amazing than my first trip.

Gretchen Kingma

A Marriage between Occupational Therapy & Real Estate.

Accessible Indonesia

A candid look at Accessibility in Indonesia for wheelchair travellers.

Maayan Ziv

Universal Accessibility Through Her Lens

Chef Seth Sahali

Chef Seth Saheli, partially blind but creating your next recipe

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

En Route to a Fully Accessible Barbados

En Route to a Fully Accessible Barbados

Bottling Happiness

Bottling the smell of happiness to help treat depression

Interview Tips

How to conduct job interviews with candidates who have autism

Tips for travelling with an autistic child

Tips for travelling with an autistic child

Lil E Coffee Café

Dignity served with every cup at Lil E Coffee Cafe

Raising Nathan

Heartfelt story of a family raising a special needs child

Intimately

Desirability and Disability: Role of Adaptive Lingerie and Community

Maya Pandt, Parent Advocate

“He’s Autistic but please accept him the way he is”

Jamie Lassner

Friends of Access Israel  

Yosef Rubinoff

Never Give Up

Patrick Lafayette

Blindness: A different type of insight for Patrick Lafayette

Tactile Images

Tactile Images – Art the blind can experience

Kenneth Surratt

Living and Leading with Confidence

Kelly MacDonald

Host of Kelly and Company on AMI Audio

Peter Slatin

Trains the hospitality sector disabilities

Angela F. Williams

President and CEO of Easterseals USA

Izzy Wheels

Decorative Wheelchair Covers

Nick Booth

CEO, True Patriot Love Foundation, Canada

Bean Gill

Miss Wheelchair Canada

Christine Staple Ebanks

Special Needs Parent Advocate

Gardens4Hope

Cultivating hope through gardening

Mrunmaiy Abroal

She is not defined by her disability

Nawal Benzaouia

Founder of Massiraa

Paratrek

Where there is a wheel, there is a way.

EqualWeb

Makes websites accessible

Pankaj Pradhananga

Director of Four Season Travel & Tours, Nepal

Maureen Webber

Parent Advocate, Jamaica

Mindy Scheier

Runway of Dreams

Broadstreet Media

Media by the deaf, for the deaf. Barbados.

Exploring Camps in Israel

Participants come from very diverse walks of life

What is Ableism?

There are multiple ways to define Ableism.

Maria Town

President of the American Association of People with Disabilities

Safety at Home for the Vision Impaired

Things we take for granted around the house can be dangerous

Flying Fox Camp

Fun, positive social experiences in Australia

The Arc, USA

Employment of People with Disabilities

Labels Are Not Needed

Michael + Albert, Saba Island Properties

Achievement Learning Centre, Dominica

Leading by Example

Sailability Antigua

People with disabilities are given the opportunity to sail.

Broadstreet Media

Media by the deaf, for the deaf. Barbados.

Exploring Camps in Israel

Participants come from very diverse walks of life

What is Ableism?

There are multiple ways to define Ableism.

Maria Town

President of the American Association of People with Disabilities

Safety at Home for the Vision Impaired

Things we take for granted around the house can be dangerous

Flying Fox Camp

Fun, positive social experiences in Australia

The Arc, USA

Employment of People with Disabilities

Labels Are Not Needed

Michael + Albert, Saba Island Properties

Achievement Learning Centre, Dominica

Leading by Example

Sailability Antigua

People with disabilities are given the opportunity to sail.

Jacqueline Johnson

Tony Coelho

Co-Author of the Americans with Disabilities Act
A smiling Nic Novicki wearing a black suit with white shirt and black tie

Nic Novicki

Founder of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
Marco Pasqua

Marco Pasqua

A captivating speaker who happens to have a disability
Marco Pasqua

Gabi & Jules

Inclusive Employer
Marco Pasqua

The Story of Jean ClaudeMbonigaba

He hopes for improvement in Rwanda for people with disabilities
A man working at a computer

Easterseals Employment Services

People with disabilities bring strengths to the workplace
ENAT's President, Annagrazia Laura

Annagrazia Laura

President of  The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT): “Our primary purpose is to make tourism accessible to everyone…”

ENAT's President, Annagrazia Laura

Joshuanette Francis

She wants to publicly share her Osteoarthritis journey, which she does through her YouTube Channel, Joshuanette’s World.                          (Antigua & Barbuda)

Rebekah Bundesen

President of the Michigan Association for Healthcare Quality.            “Never devalue yourself” (USA)

Jacqueline Johnson

Save the Youth Foundation

The work of a few benefits many (Curacao)
Jacqueline Johnson

Vision-Enabling Spectacles

For the sight-impaired, there is an exciting prospect looming. (Israel)
Jacqueline Johnson

Dr. Glenville Liburd, Caribbean CBR

Leading the discussions on disability issues in the Caribbean. (Nevis)
Jacqueline Johnson

Mr. Keiji Kawahara

“Universal Designs benefit everyone.” (Japan)
Jacqueline Johnson

Spotlight on the lives of two disability advocates

Judith Heurmann & Fred Maahs, Jr. (USA)
Jacqueline Johnson
Annie Gable celebrates her victory with a big hug from her Buddy, Ian Curly, from the Best Buddies chapter at Haverford High School in Havertown, PA.

Best Buddies

This program ensures that no one is left isolated. (USA)
Joyce Bender with children with disabilities in Indonesia

Disability Advocacy in Antigua

A variety of outreach programs are undertaken year-round . . . (Antigua & Barbuda)
Joyce Bender with children with disabilities in Indonesia

360 - Access

Maps and shares accessible features of public spaces. (USA)

Partners