July is Disability Pride Month, and WeCo shares three ideas for celebrating.
July is Disability Pride Month, and there are many ways you can celebrate and uplift those of us living with disabilities! The following tips are some of our favorite ways to show our pride.
#1 Learn about disability pride history
Why is July disability pride month? The anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is July 26th, 1990. As a result, July was picked to celebrate disability pride in honor of that historic civil rights law that gave those of us living with disabilities equal rights.
#2 Show your support on social media
Spread the word to celebrate! Go to social media and use the hashtag #DisabilityPrideMonth. Make sure to capitalize the first letter of each word to make it easier for screen reader users to understand what the hashtag says.
#3 Amplify voices of people living with disabilities
One of the most important way you can show your support for disability pride is by amplifying the voices of people living with disabilities. Attend events hosted by people with disabilities, support disability-owned businesses, re-share posts on social media by people living with disabilities. There are so many ways you can support those living with disabilities!
How will you celebrate disability pride?
There are many great ways to celebrate Disability Pride Month. However, the best thing you can do for people living with disabilities is to show your support year-round. Now is a great time to get started and learn about our history and amplify the voices of those living with disabilities.
Read more about the ADA
Short articles WeCo has written so you can learn more about the ADA:
Learn about WeCo’s resources and services
Access resources to learn about the ADA through our Free Resource Library.
Learn about how Digital Accessibility by WeCo’s services can help you become ADA and WCAG compliant. You can sign up for one of our upcoming events, consult our free accessibility library, or reach out to WeCo Client Relations with questions.