Together we will be included – Billion Strong!
There are more than 1 billion people with a disability. And as healthcare continues to improve in those countries where it is available, the number of people with disabilities will continue to grow as we tend to develop more disabilities at an older age. So, currently we already have more than 1 in 7 people globally with a disability and are rapidly growing towards 1 in 6 people.
Billion Strong is a global independent non-profit organization that gives these people a voice and a platform, and that is badly needed. Why? At the level where decisions are made, where budgets are decided, and legislation is drafted, approved or declined, people with disabilities are underrepresented and in too many cases not represented at all. This must change!
Life is about all of us, not just some of us. People with disabilities are just as much a member of our society as anyone else. That means with full and unrestricted right to be involved in the decision making processes. To be represented at tech companies to ensure that new products and technologies are accessible for all. That and more is what Billion Strong is all about!
Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag – CEO Spearhead Management
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