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It’s Our Story

It’s Our Story

It's Our Story is a mixed-media, oral history archive containing 1300+ video oral histories of persons with disabilities.

Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

Our New Media Academy increased literacy through a curriculum that was accessible to all learners.

It's About Ability! YES

It's About Ability! YES

YES funded youth with and without disabilities to develop and implement community action plans.

Ability Summits

Ability Summits

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

Partners

  • Australian Government
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Unicef
  • UNESCO
  • VSA International
  • Open Hands Initiative
  • Youtube
  • University of California Berkeley
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • National Disability and Arts Center
  • SVILC
  • YO Disabled and Proud
  • RI Global
  • Tisano
  • ATNetwork
  • It's Our Story
  • Google
  • Arab Human Rights Foundation
  • YWD Convening
  • International Year Of Youth
  • Australian AID
  • Rrlogo
  • The World Bank
  • Cambodian Disabled Persons
  • WAG Blue
  • WID
  • Cafepress

Featured Blog

A Birthday Tribute to Justin Dart

You Have the Power
You Have the Responsibility
To make the Dream Live for All
~Justin Dart

You Have the Power
You Have the Responsibility
To make the Dream Live for All
~Justin Dart

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN DART August 29, 1930 – June 22, 2002 Activist, advocate & Father of the ADA   Last month, we commemorated the birthday of Justin Dart, Father of the ADA. Justin Whitlock Dart, Jr. (August 29, 1930 – June 22, 2002) was an American activist and advocate for people with disabilities. He helped to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, co-founded the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and is regarded as the “Father of the ADA.” Born on August 29, 1930, he contracted polio …
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Bridging the digital divide: Why flagship campaigns such as Digital India must include disability

Assistive-tech

Assistive-tech

by: Dorodi Sharma ‎The excitement in his voice is barely hidden when Amar Jain, a young lawyer from Mumbai, talks about a new product that has just been shipped to him. Called Lechal (meaning ‘take me along’ in Hindi), it is a haptic insole that can be inserted in his shoes and connected to his smart phone via Bluetooth. Lechal is a directional guidance solution that works through vibrations. For people like Amar, who are blind or have visual impairments, this seems like the new level of assistive technology, beyond …
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