It's Our Story is a mixed-media, oral history archive containing 1300+ video oral histories of persons with disabilities.
Our New Media Academy increased literacy through a curriculum that was accessible to all learners.
YES funded youth with and without disabilities to develop and implement community action plans.
WE worked with Open Hands to create lasting friendships through international exchange.
"Forward thinking"Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics
"World Enabled gives me a voice"Natasha Popovic, Refugee, Kosovo
"Trailblazers"Anand Vadya, Professor, San Jose State University
"Bring ideas into action."Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Senior Advisor to the Managing Directors, The World Bank
Upon completing the intensive negotiations that shaped the New Urban Agenda, I realized that we, persons with disabilities and our allies, have a tremendous responsibility to lend our talents to the building of smarter and more accessible cities. Eight months ago, there was only one reference to persons with disabilities in the draft outcome document, and by the day it was launched in Quito, Ecuador, we had secured 15 references to persons with disabilities, including a standalone paragraph. States commit to promote appropriate measures in cities and human settlements that: …
Nations Adopt Global Strategy On Inclusive and Sustainable Cities, Find Persons With Disabilities As Key Stakeholders In Urban Development
For the first time in history, an international agreement included not only to set out a plan for global sustainable urbanization, but also a promise to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities to benefit from and contribute to building a more inclusive urban future. The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, also called Habitat III, was hosted by the Government of Ecuador in Quito from Oct. 17-21. This is the third global meeting on this topic, and happens every 20 years since 1976. The outcome of …