We are able-bodied women with personal ties to the Deaf, DeafBlind and blind communities. We are committed to working beyond simply supporting people with disabilities secure a seat at the table, but ensuring it is a seat of power.
Candor: Disabilities are rife with stigma, and to effectively overcome them and create lasting change, we believe coming together to have direct and open conversations. This type of communication is essential to obliterating differences and creating equity.
Equity: We believe in equitable access: everyone deserves to live the lives they choose, with the individualized support and tools they need. We remove barriers so people with disabilities can leverage their power.
Open-mindedness: Stigmas and biases often arise from a lack of understanding. We promote and share information about equitable access in partnership with people with disabilities. We welcome other perspectives because we know inclusivity and diversity are constantly evolving — but our commitment to offering the best support and tools is constant.
Co-creation: We celebrate diversity and are proud of our differences. We are all in this together, and we welcome the unique qualities and perspectives each person and partners bring to the table. It is through this lens we are better positioned to create inclusive communities — together.