In The Media | 15 February 2017

A Social Network for People With Disability

Described as Facebook for people with disability, an inclusive and accessible social network has launched with the aim of creating a global disability community.

Dale Reardon launched the My Disability Matters Club, a social enterprise for people with disability, to provide a safe and easy-to-use space to connect, share ideas, seek advice and find support.

Reardon, who is blind, says existing social media sites are not optimised for people with disability.

“Myself personally, and friends as well, particularly the vision impaired people I knew, were having lots of problems using Facebook,” Reardon says.

“Even though they’ve got an accessibility team, it has a lot of problems and can be quite difficult to use.”

He says people with disability also experience bullying or trolling on social media, especially when discussing disability issues.

Source: Pro Bono Australia