We’re celebrating something big – it’s officially the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). This civil rights law forbids discrimination against individuals in their personal and professional lives. However, it’s not just about legislation, it’s about a movement to more inclusivity in our country. How cool is that!
Today, we’re publicly announcing Pack Health’s Commitment to Inclusion in partnership with the Lakeshore Foundation and NCHPAD. We are committing to program improvements, content adaptations, and Health Advisor training to be more inclusive across ability levels! The ADA website says, “The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions and increasing full participation in community life. However, the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if we remain committed to continuing our efforts to fully implement the ADA.”
We’re not the only ones excited about this. There are actually lots of other folks talking about disability inclusion, especially today. One blogger, in particular, writes about how she’s contributing to the cause. Kait Masters, a chronic blogger and artist, believes the solution lies “in three main buckets: understanding, responding, and leaning in. These are areas where I see the biggest gaps in how we treat people with chronic illness and disabilities.” Thanks to Kait, and many other bloggers out there, we’re able to join in on the celebrations honoring this cause so near and dear to our hearts. Here at Pack Health, we’re proud to support many individuals battling chronic conditions. And now, thanks to the Lakeshore Foundation, we are expanding our efforts for folks with disabilities!