Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond the turbulent ride the coronavirus has put the whole world on, the World Economic Forum says it has specifically thrown a spotlight on and sharply exacerbated inequalities globally – significantly impacting progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline. Yet there is some good news.
But it has also awakened a collective empathy across society, as so many came to understand that the isolation and exclusion they were experiencing during social distancing and lockdowns was the daily reality for many. Particularly the 15% of the global population with some form of disability.
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Join us on November 4th when CEO Kelly Twichel talks about her product, a portable pathway that empowers people with physical disabilities to easily access the outdoors and recreation, and how she advocates for access to the outdoors worldwide.