What celebrating International Day of People with Disability means to us

It’s International Day of People with Disability, as sanctioned by the UN, and this year’s theme is “inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities”.

It’s incredibly heartening to see these themes placed in such a prominent context. We feel that by noting them as worthy of celebration on a day like today, the international community can work together to cast a positive, hopeful and forward thinking approach to considering the challenges we face.

We built Hireup to tackle both of these themes: access and empowerment. We strongly believe that, by harnessing technology, we’ll be able to achieve greater inclusion for people with disability. For us, while today is about celebrating these themes, it’s also about taking a moment to reflect on how we’re tracking and asking whether we can do more.

And so, our thought for the day: “a community that excludes even one member is no community at all”.

 

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