Sunday, November 8, 2015

#LetsTalkAboutDisability - a new campaign to raise disability awareness

In conversations about diversity and difference, disability is often left out, despite the fact that it can traverse race, gender, sexuality and religion. Yesterday, as part of the Fulfilling the Promise of Diversity celebrations at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed-Ability took the opportunity to put disability back on the agenda by launching a new social media campaign: Let's Talk about Disability.

This campaign is an opportunity for people to share their own beliefs, thoughts and experiences about why we need to make disability a talking point. It is a way of raising awareness for the many 'invisible' disabilities that can have a huge impact on an individual's day-to-day life. It is a way of making sure that disability is not left out of the conversation again.

The messages we gathered yesterday ranged from the personal to the profound. What they all had in common was a sense of the need for an inclusive society in which all people are treated as equals and are given the chance to succeed, regardless of their needs. 

A few messages below:

All of the messages can be viewed on our Facebook page.

If you would like to share your own message, please contact us via email (hgseedability[at] or through our Facebook/ Twitter pages. 

Let's keep the conversation going. #LetsTalkAboutDisability