The feedback on PhotoAbility is rolling in
There is an underlying feeling of subconscious exclusion toward people with disabilities which is pervasive in our society. My feeling is the subconscious exclusion is, in part, due to outdated images of people with disabilities. Photoability is creating a shift from subconscious exclusion to conscious inclusion with updated images of people with disabilities that are reflecting the truth about disability, that it's only another life experience. And experiences in our lives always expand our possibilities. PhotoAbility is expanding every ones possibilities!
"I'm so proud to be affiliated with PhotoAbility as a model, and I want its mission to both thrive and succeed. It's so very important in our ever-changing world to be a motivated agent of change. Although there are still many struggles, it's people like Deborah Davis who make this a golden age for living with a disability. It's only a matter of time before the rest of the world will begin to take notice & see the value in PhotoAbility, too!"
"People with disabilities are productive,active members of society who travel, embrace life and love adventure. I am ecstatic to finally to see a company accurately depict this dynamic spirit that is inside each one of us. I hope that PhotoAbility is a renowned success and these photos will become the norm in mainstream advertising and media."
Wendy Crawford, Founder of www.mobileWOMEN.org, an online magazine for women in wheelchairs.
"We would love to support you. I think what you guys are doing is fantastic. We have a number of images you would love to use"
Angel Sinclair Models of Diversity
"This is a fantastic idea. A sector of the population that is becoming increasingly more important to market to and is often overlooked. Having this type of imagery opens the door to new marketing opportunities for marketers and ultimately, new sources of revenue."
Edwin Benoît / Principal
"As a photographer with a disability, and as a marketing/PR person who is constantly needing photography, I know all to well how rare it is to find quality photos related to disabilities. A site that specializes will be a valuable resource."
I must say for what PhotoAbility has done and is heading is quite an inspiration for those individuals that have disabilities. It has all ways been the intention in good-faith when someone was asked that has a disability to be interviewed or even photographed for "someone's" gain/project; e.g. reporters, columnist, companies, etc and in most cases the individual would not get paid and would be made to feel if it was a "favor" that was being done, by getting that individuals story/pictures/etc. Here at PhotoAbility an individual is presented with an opportunity to not only have fun and make a few dollars but to be involved in a project that can promote; life style, (or lack of) vigor for the zest of living life and not just merely being alive. In comparison with other similar website, they pale in comparison in were PhotoAbility is heading and evolving. This is not a website that is promoting disabled individuals that would be auditioning for a horror movie or even your "stereotypical" clinical setting, Kudos to PhotoAbility for being part of the "New-Breath" of the disabled community.
Remember, "Networking only works, if the Net-Works...."
Daniel Ruiz, President
Association for Disabled Americans
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