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Living an Abled®Life

We’re on a mission to take the ‘dis’ out of ‘disabled’ by building a global online and offline digital ecosystem of accessible and inclusive Communities, Content, Products, Services and Technology that will help everyone to make better-informed choices for a better quality of life.

The Abled® digital ecosystem also advocates to bring improved accessibility options to the business community by working with companies to provide them with accessible product and service platforms to reduce the barriers to consumers who deserve more accessible and equitable interactions.

It’s a model of social enterprise designed to also open new career pathways for persons who face the highest levels of unemployment and exclusion because of health, physical or sensory conditions by providing adaptive training and employment in producing content or delivering services.

Ambitious, yes, but not impossible, especially with the participation of like-minded individuals.

If you’d like more information about being a donor, sponsor or participant, feel free to send an email to [email protected].

Abled®  is an initiative and Registered International Wordmark and Trademark of The Laura And Wagner Foundation.

 

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ALERT

Abled.ALERT: Image of 3 lab workers dressed in protective gear with a computer model of the SARS-Cov2 virus in the background.

Our Abled®ALERT Network issues accessible alerts about Emergencies, Missing Persons, Outbreaks of viruses or disease, Recalls of autos, consumer products food or medical products, Threats to personal, community, financial or cyber security and Weather – related emergencies or warnings.

NEWS

Abled.News: A white antenna is surrounded by two rings of sound waves centered in the green rounded Abled triangle centered inside a transparent circle set against a stylized digital global map with a mosaic of video screens.

Our Abled®News Network covers current events that are relevant to our mission of producing and curating informative and impartial content that helps people to make better informed choices as they journey through life. This is for topics that fall outside our other categories.

CITY

Abled.City: Illustration of world landmarks on a curved half of the Earth under a blue sky with some clouds.

Our Abled®City Network provides local portals for our news and information services, as well as local directories for businesses under various categories that are providing accessible and inclusive experiences for products and services, whether online or offline.

HEALTH

Abled.Health: Photo of middle-aged couplsitting cross-legged on cushions with their hands in the namaste position with the ocean behind them on a sunny day.

Our Abled®Health Network produces content for making the best choices in nutrition, supplements, medicines, treatments and physical activity to live a healthy lifestyle. This also includes the latest research that may be helpful to anyone living with pre-existing or developing conditions.

ISSUES

Abled Issues. Image: Colored pencils are aligned together under the phrase "No Bullying".

Our Abled®Issues Network produces and curates stories that have an impact on equal rights, human rights, legal rights, workers’ rights, and disability rights related to access, accessibility, and inclusion in everyday life, and in the areas of education, employment, finances, housing and travel.

LIFE

Abled.Life: Photo of a woman leaping above the ground while trailing a long green fabric that matches the color of her slacks and the Abled logo.

Our Abled®Life Network produces and curates content for making the best choices through all the big and small daily experiences we all encounter on our journey through life with an emphasis on stories that inspire and enlighten us in a more accessible, equitable and inclusive world.

MONEY

Abled.Money: Illustration of different types of currency icons zooming from the background to the foreground.

Our Abled®Money Network produces and curates information related to the major financial issues and decisions we all face at different stages of life, whether it’s planning for accommodation, a baby, education, career , investments, travel or retirement, with an emphasis on accessibility.

PEOPLE

Abled.People: Photo of two people giving each other a high five at the top of a mountain summit with the sun in the background.

Our Abled®People Network produces and curates stories about people in everyday life situations that may need assistance, or who are setting examples of inspirational and progressive humanity as advocates for accessibility, equal rights, and inclusiveness around the world.

SHOP

Abled.Shop: Photo illustration of a shopper holding up a smartphone in the foreground with the Abled.Shop app or page open with virtual overlays over a department store scene in the background.

Our Abled®Shop Network is being built to provide a curated shopping experience with an emphasis on accessibility as well as building a community of shoppers who can help evolve their group buying power to obtain discounts on essential everyday products and services.

SPORTS

Abled.Sports: Photo of a group of teens, including one in a wheelchair, playing volleyball in a circle.

Our Abled®Sports Network covers inspirational stories of individual and team sports with an emphasis on inclusiveness and equitability. We highlight the innovative things being accomplished in the area of adaptive and universal design to make sports participation more accessible.

TECH

Abled.Tech: Photo illustration shows a woman dressed in a space mylar bodysuit wearing a VR (Virtual Reality) headset outside on a hillside.

Our Abled®Tech Network produces and curates information related to the current and upcoming tech designed to provide improved accessibility, including apps, devices, software and online services that enhance the online and offline experiences for everyone.

TRAVEL

Abled.Travel: Photo of thatched huts along a beach in Curaçao as the sun goes down.

Our Abled®Travel Network produces and curates content about travel destinations and includes directories and ratings of accessible hotels, restaurants, shops and other travel related products and services designed to provide the most informative inclusive experiences for all travelers.

HELP OUR FRONTLINE

URGENT NEED FOR PPE

The growing scale of the COVID-19 pandemic is overwhelming medical facilities and medical professionals world-wide, and causing a critical shortage in PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).

#GetUsPPE is a coalition of people in medicine that is trying to coordinate donation and distribution of masks, gloves, goggles and other essential items through an online data base that connects donors with healthcare workers and facilities.

They are also trying to unite with the maker community to validate designs that can be widely shared among the medical community and easily printed in local manufacturing facilities.

You can request or give as follows:

I NEED PPE | I HAVE PPE

Image montage of high demand PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) including N95 Respirator Masks, Surgical Masks, Protective Goggles, Gloves (Nitrile, non-powdered), Face Shields, (Wipes: Disinfectant.
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Content in Production

Vintage 1900 photo inside a letterpress printing shop's layout and design area.

We were in the midst of our site wide design upgrade when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

We decided to pivot to provide an unbiased and fact-based knowledge hub to enable everyone to gather additional information needed for making self-informed decisions on how to respond to the life-changing challenges posed by the pandemic.

Our effort to be as up to date as possible in the COVID-19 coverage, and the resulting pandemic impact on available resources, has pulled time away from our overall build-out.

So if you encounter a non-working link or a “Content In Production” message, we appreciate your patience as we do our best to complete our upgrades.

Abled.ALERT link button. Photo of a view of a giant whirl of clouds from Tropical Storm Cristobal above Florida.
Abled.ALERT-COVID-19: Alert icon over map of part of the United States fill with red dots representing the size of COVID-19 infections in each state.
Abled.City Directory link. Photo of the Manhattan skyline with sun-kissed clouds and buildings with the Empire State Building in the center.
Abled.Health link banner shows middle aged couple doing yoga on cushions with the ocean in the background.
Abled.Issues Directory link: Photo of people protesting at night in New York City carrying signs that read "Disabled Lives Matter" and "Black Disabled Lives Matter" along with other signs.
Abled.Life Directory Link: Photo of a woman in a white top and green pants leaping above a grassy hill while holding a green banner.
Abled.Money Directory link. Digital image of different global currency icons shooting out from a blurred image of a trading software screen.
Abled.News Directory link. Photo of a mass protest on a downtown city street with people holding signs reading "Enough is enough", "Silence is Violence", "Racism is the real virus" and "Black trans lives matter".
Abled.People Directory link. Photo of Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald sitting next to screen icon Marilyn Monroe as they chat at the Mocambo nightclub in Hollywood.
Abled.Sports Directory link. Image: Poster for "At Home Superheroes powered by Marvell" in the UK> Illustrated image of variously Abled people standing in front of their houses on a poster that has emanating rays from the center.
Abled.Tech Directory link. Computer generated image showing glowing lines connecting recognition points of the outline of a human face to represent virtual ID Scanning.
Abled.Travel Directory link. Photo of Santa Monica Beach at dusk with the Santa Monic Pier all lit up and silhouetted palm trees set against the orange and purple sky above the mountains in the distance.

Abled® is a Registered Trademark and Wordmark of The Laura And Wagner Foundation.

All materials © 2020 Abled.com and their respective owners.

All Rights Reserved.

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