Celebrating Disability Pride Month with Cephable: Community Spotlights 

Jun 28, 2024

Written by: Julia Franklin, Chief Learning Officer

July marks a significant time for the disability community as we come together to celebrate Disability Pride Month. This month is dedicated to honoring the history, achievements, and experiences of people with disabilities, while also advocating for greater inclusivity and accessibility in all aspects of life. At Cephable, we are committed to this mission as we work to empower individuals to control tech on their terms through innovative solutions. Our community and vision are deeply tied to the stories and feedback from our users. We are excited to join in this celebration of Disability Pride Month by launching our Community Spotlight Series.

What is Disability Pride Month?

Disability Pride Month is a time to recognize the contributions of people with disabilities and to promote awareness and education. It began in July 1990, coinciding with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark piece of legislation that ensures equal rights and access for individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and public and private places. The month is a reminder of the ongoing need for equal rights and building a society that values and respects everyone.

The Significance of Disability Pride

Disability, whether visible or invisible, can occur at any stage of a person’s life. Everyone’s experience with disability is unique, and celebrating Disability Pride involves expanding our awareness of those living with disabilities and recognizing their valuable contributions. This increased awareness invites opportunities to shift perceptions, end stigmas, and promote the appreciation of disability as a natural part of human diversity.

Cephable’s Commitment to Accessibility and Empowerment

At Cephable, we believe that technology can be a powerful tool for empowerment and independence. Our mission is to create assistive technology that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities, enabling them to access their full potential. This Disability Pride Month, we look forward to spotlighting the stories of individuals who exemplify innovation and advocacy in their daily lives.

What to Expect from Our User Spotlight Series

Throughout July, we will be sharing stories from our diverse community of users. Each week, we will feature individuals who have used Cephable to access technology in ways that work best for them. They have given us permission to share their stories, through their lens. These spotlights not only celebrate their successes but also shed light on the importance of accessible technology in creating more independence and inclusion.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come:

 

Image Description: A GIF of Sarah Todd Hammer Using Cephable virtual buttons to control a Side Deck Presentation
Image Description: A GIF of Sarah Todd Hammer Using Cephable virtual buttons to control a Side Deck Presentation

Videos and testimonials from individuals who use Cephable for browsing the internet, gaming, job hunting, working, and so much more! Collaborative conversations and blogs from our partner organizations who also serve the disability community.

Join Us in Celebrating Disability Pride Month

We invite you to follow our blog and social media channels throughout July as we share these stories. By highlighting the experiences of our users, we hope to promote a deeper understanding of the vital role that assistive technology plays in building a more inclusive digital world.

 

Stay tuned for our first spotlight story coming soon!

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