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In July 2023, Jenny Webster from C-UR-ABLE joined Disability info South Africa (DiSA) and became an Access Warrior and member of our Accessible Cities platform. They do this by assisting us with various queries that come via the DiSA website as well as the creation of various educational videos.
DiSA would like to congratulate and thank Jenny and C-UR-ABLE for joining our "Accessible Cities South Africa (AC - SA) " platform and for becoming an "Access Warrior".
As a member of our Accessible Cities platform, C-UR-ABLE has shown commitment to work together as "Access Warriors", to assist us to empower more persons with disabilities to be the best that they can be!
C-UR-ABLE and DiSA Partnership
Disability info South Africa (DiSA) was started in 2015 by Alan Downey and is now a non-profit company (NPO - 256-154). We provide a One-Stop Access Solution by creating a link between persons with disabilities and the companies, clubs and organizations that are available to assist them. In Jenny Webster and C-UR-ABLE, we have found another essential piece of the puzzle, to add to our One-Stop Access Solution. After meeting Jenny in 2023, we saw first hand the value of the services that C-UR-ABLE provide and have already joined forces on various projects to improve access for persons with Visual Impairments.
By promoting the products and unique services provided by Jenny and C-UR-ABLE and working with them through our "Accessible Cities South Africa (AC - SA) " platform with other Access Warrior - Service Providers, we aim to ensure that all the pieces of the puzzle are in place to provide a "Complete Accessible Solution" for the benefit of all.
C-UR-ABLE was founded by Jenny Webster out of a lifelong experience navigating life with a degenerative eye disease. In this journey of joy and pain she saw that many of the frustrations are fixable. Advances in affordable technology allow people with visual impairments to access information if designed accessibly.
Who do we serve?
- We show Designers of digital and physical spaces how to incorporate tasteful accessibility principles to increase customer inclusion. Click here for more info on awareness consulting
- We help people new to low vision to process their diagnosis as a platform for learning skills for meaningful living. Click here to make an enquiry.
- We teach low vision clients how to use their smart phones for independent communication, electronic magnification and access to information. Click here for quick access to consulting and training.
- Our product, the PADPERCH provides an affordable alternative to traditional assistive technologies. It allows hands free use of free smart device Apps for magnifying, scan reading or posture friendly viewing.
Contact Jenny at C-UR-ABLE
If you require any further information or require any of the services or products that C-UR-ABLE provides, please feel free to contact C-UR-ABLE via Jenny Webster on: +27 84 531 2122, via Email: email@example.com, or via their website at: www.c-ur-able.co.za
Current and Future Plans
Only through inclusive environments can most persons with disabilities take part equally in society. "An impairment is any temporary or permanent loss or abnormality of a body structure or function, whether physical or psychological." According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) "Disability is imposed by society when a person with a physical, psychosocial, intellectual, neurological and/or sensory impairment is denied access to full participation in all aspects of life, and when society fails to uphold the rights and specific needs of individuals with impairments."
With this in mind, DiSA has made it a priority to not only create easy access to information through our One-Stop Information Service, but also promote access to the environment for persons with disabilities, through our Accessible Cities Platform and DNN.
Through our partnership with Jenny and C-UR-ABLE, we aim to continue to provide a One-Stop Access Solution to empower persons with disabilities and improve accessibility, so that persons with disabilities can take part equally in society, creating more opportunities for them to succeed, which ultimately changes peoples perceptions of persons with disabilities.
If you, your Company, Organisation, School or Sports Club require any assistance with regards to any of the services listed above, or would like to support DiSA and other Access Warriors in their journey to "Lighting the way to an Inclusive Society", please contact Alan Downey on Email: info@DiSA.org.za, Cell: 084 504 9176.