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The purpose of our "Global Initiative" is developing a community which improves the quality of life for all peers with accessibility needs. When all members of our community have equal access and enjoyment, everyone benefits.
Our community is based on Promoting, Educating, Advocating, and Enforcing accessibility.
As a community, we promote accessibility, educate individuals with accessibility needs and the companies who provide goods and services to them. We advocate for those who cannot for themselves, and promote the enforcement of rights for all people who share accessibility needs.
Every member of the Global community can become a powerful and positive voice for accessibility and a force to create change. Each and every time a member promotes, educates, advocates, and enforces accessibility, they strengthen and move the entire community forward.
The power of our community comes from single voices that become a roar, single acts, magnified, that can cause major organizations to change. Your motivation will catalyze thousands more to join our cause!
Our initiative provides the voice for those who need accessibility to governments, organizations, and companies.
Our initiative educates those who need accessibility and improves their quality of life.
We educate organizations and companies on what accessibility is and how to provide accessibility to people who need their valuable services and products but are blocked.
Our initiative promotes accessibility for all those who need accessibility and do not know their rights.
Our initiative promotes the importance of accessibility to all companies and organizations who provide goods and services to those who need accessibility.
We provide a forum for the community to promote the organizations and companies who provide accessible products and services.
With the help of our dedicated community, we will work with others to ensure organizations and companies are providing accessibility to those who need it.
Matthew grew up in Western Washington very active in soccer, scouting, board sports and creative art projects. He was working in the photography industry when a traumatic accident nearly took his life in 2007. After losing his left arm and three fingers on the right hand he continued to forge ahead and pursue commercial photography at Seattle Central Creative Academy, a nationally recognized and ranked program of professionals. He knew there was still a great life ahead, full of potential, and was not going to let a physical setback prevent him from achieving his dreams. Shortly after graduating he left working as a photographer at the Space Needle to pursue a media career with Nordstrom at their web-division photography studio. Now he serves the company and their loyal customers as part of their elite Imaging team in the Marketing department.
A physical situation has never been a determining factor in the course of Matthew’s life, and he believes no matter someone's situation, every human of the 21st century holds indistinguishable value and should be afforded equal access to opportunities and services. He pursued his goals and continues to succeed not only in everyday living with a positive attitude, but also in spreading positivity and now shifting focus to helping others be their best selves. His motto has always been, "If you can dream it, it can be done." A decade has passed being involved with the amputee community and Matthew realized his true passion was more grounded in connecting with others, helping all people, and creating positive change in the World.
In July 2017 The Global Initiative for Accessibility was born.
The Initiative is dedicated to all people with accessibility needs, whether they are physical, audible, or vision related.
Join The Global Initiative and Matthew, let your voice be heard, partner with them to help spread positive change and make an impact in millions of people's lives for generations to come. Become an advocate; educate, advocate, inform and enforce change to make our society a better place for people with accessibility needs forever. We are stronger together.