Every human being has their own special gifts and talents to offer the world. But the world is built to accommodate people of typical abilities. Considering one in four people have a disability, we believe it should be the other way around.
Accessibility is giving equitable access to everyone along the continuum of human ability and experience. Accessibility encompasses the broader meanings of compliance and refers to how organizations make space for the characteristics that each person brings.
Inclusion refers to the intentional, ongoing effort to ensure that diverse individuals fully participate in all aspects of organizational work, including decision-making processes. It also refers to the ways that diverse participants are valued as respected members of an organization and/or community.
Disability inclusion is taking steps to level the playing field. It’s erasing stigma, changing attitudes, and embracing people, perspectives and new ways that truly create a more vibrant, authentic reflection of our human race. It’s speaking up to ensure all people are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. We are committed to breaking down society’s barriers to inclusion, from sharing the lessons we’ve learned about accessibility to celebrating the achievements of youth and young adult we have reached across the country.