III is a platform for Disabled identities, invisible illnesses included. We aim to cultivate accessible culture in education & the workforce, centralize information on the value of the Disabled experience to society, & nurture creativity in the community
We are cultivating a hub for existing disability-created and related resources, sharing original content, and educating on the history of the fight for equal rights for disabled individuals, including those with intersectional identities and invisible illnesses.
We strive to uplift the disabled community and the students, professionals, elders within it to exchange our diverse and valuable skills, experiences, and perspective to create realistic and effective solutions to community issues. We work with an emphasis on transparency, feedback, accessibility, and mutual benefit to fight the exploitative nature of the current routes of inclusion.
Our work is centered around creating space for disabled perspectives in the design of products, services, and infrastructure not just as product testers, but as product designers, engineers, and project managers.
There needs to be representation in occupation & education to promote accessibility and perspective
Our founder started this organization as a way of compiling and sharing the resources and support strategies she was developed in response to her diagnosis of chronic illness, and subsequent difficulty receiving diagnosis for her invisible disabilities. Since the conception of the platform in 2018, she has:
And now she is working with university faculty on a social and structural support pilot program for disabled students on campus with a focus on self-advocacy, identity, and resources currently available with the hopes of making education and occupation more accessible to her community.
We would like to bring to attention the contradictory way that our society navigates its members that need additional support or advocate for systemic change:
A majority of America is affected by this as a large portion of the country has some form of chronic illness or disability, and joining our community can happen at any stage of life to any person. How prepared do you feel to navigate the transition to learning and managing a disability right now? How have you felt watching someone you love navigate a broken system? We want to put in the work to make this country a place where surviving is not the dream, but thriving in our biodiversity.
Invisible Illness Inc.
This organization was built to facilitate the collection, analysis, and diffusion of information pertaining to the Disabled and Chronically ill Community and those who feel they may benefit from this information in general. Disability can intersect with any and all identities or status, and this platform is a safe space where absolutely no bullying, hate speech, or discrimination will be tolerated at any point. We will be including links to information on issues surrounding sexuality, race, and legal status in our analysis of current events, so please take the time to contribute to & explore the language discussions in our resource hub, and we will continue to share updates as we learn more vocabulary do's and don'ts.
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