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What Moves Us, What Guides Us

 

Why It Matters

Screenshot of Economic Opportunity Zones

Disabilities isolate people. They also isolate their families. Those with disabilities usually need extra help to get out and join the rest of the world, but because the expense of special equipment is so high, they can't afford to. That's why accessible online content is so, so valuable. If someone can't get to the office, then, the office can come to them. Online. We can bring opportunities to those who are otherwise able to go to the opportunities.

Online Means: If you can't get to us, we can still reach you. With help. With resources. With knowledge. This mapwas generated by Opportunity 360's Opportunity Zone Eligibility Tool in which areas of hardship and poverty are highlighted with a goal of driving capital to low-income communities. There's a strong relationship between disabilitity and poverty; in poverty, access to transportation and time to accomodate health problems are both problematic. Content that is online removes the barriers of health and wealth needed to get that precious content.

Money Matters

Poor health steals the wealth of students with disabilities, and also steals the wealth of their families. Poor families have it even harder. Putting assets online helps level the playing field.

Census Bureau Graph showing relationship between poverty and percentage of those who lost a parent

Among those ages 35 to 44, 43% of those living below the FPL have lost one or both parents, compared to 28% for those living in households with an income-to-poverty ratio of at least 400% of the FPL.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Parental Mortality is Linked to a Variety of Socio-economic and Demographic Factors

Words To Live By

"After all accessibility in its nature is not a property of the digerati or an industry standard but more, a call for human beings in general, since the beginning of history."

Luis Morais 9:19 pm on August 26, 2005 | A List Apart - PDF Accessibility