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@ImTiffanyYu Talks Inequality and Disability | #InequalityIs @Diversability

Screenshot-2017-12-5 #InequalityIs Tiffany Yu on inequality and disability

Tiffany Yu, founder of Diversability, talks about how exclusion is more disabling to a person than an actual disability and why employers should hire people with disabilities because of their strengths, not to meet a quota.

The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms.

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Ford Foundation Setting-the-Pace for Inclusion: Inclusive Procurement Has Arrived

Screenshot-2017-12-5 Why disability rights are central to social justice work—and what we’re doing about it

Last fall, Darren Walker wrote an essay urging all of us to acknowledge our personal biases and to understand how those biases can fuel injustice and inequality. Darren’s call grew out of his own awakening: the realization, brought to light by friends and activists, that for all the foundation’s attention to challenging inequality, we hadn’t accounted for the huge community of people living with disabilities. It was a humbling moment, he wrote.

As the past year has shown, it has also proved to be a consequential one. It quickly became clear that our focus on inequality demands that we think seriously about disability issues. It became equally clear that across all our programs, the specific outcomes and goals we’re working to achieve simply cannot be accomplished without addressing the needs, concerns, and priorities of people with disabilities. And so, guided by the disability movement’s mantra, “Nothing about us without us,” we’ve been working to confront ableism and expand participation and inclusion on both the institutional and the individual levels. It turned out we had a lot to learn.

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REV Group introduces first hybrid wheelchair #accessible vehicle at LA Auto Show

REV Group introduces first hybrid wheelchair-accessible vehicle at LA Auto Show – Accessibility – Metro Magazine

REV Group introduced the world’s first production plug-in gas/electric hybrid wheelchair accessible vehicle at the LA Auto Show. The base vehicle is the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and the introduction was part of the FCA exhibit highlighting the breadth of its automotive technologies. The introduction also marked the first public show for REV Group’s latest specialty vehicle brand, Revability.

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World Disability Day is today – Why it Matters.

World Disability Day is today – Why it Matters : Newz Hook – Changing Attitudes towards Disability

World Disability Day is today – Why it Matters We all know the statistics. Over a billion people, that’s nearly 15% of the world’s population, are disabled. About 80% of them live in the developing world. In India, the disabled population is officially estimated to be nearly 21 million, although various policy papers place the figure at almost double of…

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ITU’s #accessible publications are now more readily available

ITU’s #accessible publications are now more readily available

ITU’s suite of accessible publications for people with disabilities is now more readily than ever — available on a dedicated online portal. With over 60 titles available, and many translated into different languages, this is one of many ways ITU is working to advance digital inclusion.

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