My Disability Matters (MDM) has been created to improve the lives of people who live with disability.
Living with disability can be lonely and very challenging. Despite over ONE BILLION people worldwide living with disability, many do not have access to the information and resources they need that could improve their lives. Many do not feel a sense of community.
For Founder Dale Reardon, his motivation starts from a personal perspective.
“I have been a blind disabled person for almost 30 years, since I was 17. I personally understand many, not all of course, of the struggles and discrimination that disabled people face. I seek to help empower disabled people and give them a voice. MDM provides a place for disabled people to find information, ask advice, network and debate issues around disability. They will find their community.”
MDM provides two valuable online resources for the disability community.
- The News website publishes news and opinion articles on disability issues and disability rights.
- [Launching very soon] The community site, the MDM Club, is a social network. It is a place for members to have open discussions of disability issues, to meet others affected by disability from across the world and find peer support.