In the United States alone, 48.9 million people have at least one form of disability. From physical impairments to mental ones, these challenges pose limitations on their lives and the world’s accessibility. To put that number into perspective, take a look around you next time you’re in a public space. Count the number of people you see, and then compare it to the statistic that one out of every five Americans has a disability. How many people in the room would that equal?
The truth is you don’t have to look far to find someone who struggles with the daily challenge disabilities present. Twenty percent of our fellow Americans need some form of assistance to help them live their lives to the fullest.
Will you extend your hand to help them?
We fight to restore independence in the lives of those impacted by disabilities and diseases; we work to ensure their schools and workplaces are accessible. We do this by working with companies who develop assistive technology and other resources to help those living with a disability meet their goals in these areas.
We strive to provide knowledge and resources for those with sensory impairments, as well as educate the communities they live in so they can better understand the value of accessible technology. We work to find this information and disseminate it to the public, ensuring that we inform people of what they can do to incorporate assistive technology into their own businesses, educational institutions, and other arenas.
We find resources to fund research for rare impairment disabilities and diseases. We look to grants, private donors, and other sources to build the resources needed to fund these efforts. Together we can work towards cures to make a difference in the disabled community.