I have only just found out about this, but today is International Day of People with Disabilities 2022. This first began in 1992, so it is something of a surprise that I hadn’t heard of it. The theme this year is, according to it’s website, “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world“. This looks at innovation, technology and good practices to reduce inequality and further inclusion in society for those with disabilities.
I have recently been working on some research which shows that individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy such as myself, do struggle with inclusion and in finding employment, so the idea of exploring how new innovation and technology can help people with disabilities is a very good one.
Assistive technology helps me immensely in my day to day living, so even further development of such solutions can only be positive for creating a more equal society.