Access a platform: it’s time for a change
Right now, I’m about to discharge an idea I’ve had in my mind for quite some time. I am an ambitious person, so some of you may be undone by the fact that there’s a big task involved with my endeavours. Still, I see it as an idea that will truly improve the lives of disabled people. It’ll certainly take a while to professionally master it. However, I believe I can and will help do it when the time is right.
Changes have been summoned up in society recently. In my eyes, it’s disabled people’s time to rise.
I’ve always been an ambitious individual. Ever since I first sat on this planet, I’ve felt as if I had to do something essential in the world. However, for such a long time, I didn’t have a clue what it was. But then came 2017, when I was let go from working within administration after two and a half years at Lloyds Banking Group.
That’s when I started a blog about epilepsy. As time continued, the blog updated and began to speak about both epilepsy and disability. It gained fair bit of following, and it just felt right. I knew I needed to continue contributing something useful for the disabled community to access. We needed something for all of us to use wisely. And then my idea arrived. It’s idea that will involve a lot of collaboration but will build a much better future.
For a couple of years, I’ve wanted to construct a new platform for disabled people. This will simply be a social media platform that all disabled people will access. It may take time to build, but I want to see the appearance of something disabled people will believe they have to join. This won’t be because it’s negative; it’ll be because it’s positive. It’ll be because in only seems logical. It will provide disabled people with a place to register their names, login and access an independent disabled people’s organisation. With so much use of computing now among us, I think we should start a new headquarters with the use of social media.
Thinking of what it might include, we can give them the option of telling us their interests and their disability/disabilities. It can then send them useful information which they can receive via email or attain directly from the website if they wish. They’ll have a place to phone for information as well. Although we may need to ask for a small payment from everyone to cover the costs (something like £5 per annum), it’ll be disabled people’s best place to build and exploit their powers from as well.
Other social media certainly exists
There is a website that sounds somewhat similar to this. The Mighty is a useful website to explore if you havent’ already. However, it doesn’t have as many members as I’d like my platform to gather. At the very least, I would like to list a million disabled people in the UK. With around 58 thousand followers on Twitter, I believe I want to make something more than The Mighty. We could work with them, as I have no wish to overpower them. Collaboration is my leading word, and I’d be happy to offer it place where more people will access forums and information they provide.
One issue in my eyes is that complaints about our issues are the core of what’s available on the website. On my platform, I only wish to herald more positivity with what we achieve. We’ll make it clear that there are petitions people need to sign so the government grants us with more access in society as a whole. Right now, it only seems as if online petitions for disabled people’s rights just don’t get enough people signing them. This needs to change. That’s why I want people to take my new platform very seriously. We need to make it so clear that people need to sign thing so we can precede.
We can’t ignore people who aren’t disabled
One other thing we can do is give non-disabled people the chance to receive information from the disabled people organisations website. Of course, they will not be official members, and have full access either. Only disabled people can be members of any disabled people’s organisation. However, there are supportive non-disabled people, such as carers who will need to sign the petitions too. We shouldn’t rule them out.
As this organisation becomes more popular, I see more people supporting it. As a business built after the COVID-19 era, I’m sure it’ll be looked at with a fair deal of respect as well. Although the majority of people vote Conservative in the UK, left-wing voters certainly exist. More money must be directly invested towards those who truly need it. We all know these levels of austerity should never have been born. Almost every person has a disabled friend and may well be willing to sign our petition quickly as time precedes too.
I want this new platform built online to be perceived as the UK’s independent disabled people’s organisation: Disability Central. As well as signing petitions, we can give disabled people the ability to decide what issues need to addressed the most. We need to stop them feeling secluded. We need to keep them updated on what they wish to receive.
Let’s gain attention
When setting up this new social media platform, we can gain money in various ways as it becomes more popular. By reinvesting the money received back into the business, we can set up what will be looked at as a social business and start to build up a place where disabled people will also be employed. New disability arts will receive advocacy: we’ll build, and options will only become more available as more people gain interest.
This sort of thing will take a lot of professional planning. I’ll need to speak to the right people. I’ll need to build my abilities to work with others in the disabled community all the more as time continues. I have an idea about how I can raise the money we will initially need to start something like this though. The synopsis for my new young adult novel has been critically acclaimed, and I’ve just completed its first draft.
Please, wait and see what happens. It may seem overly ambitious right now, but I’m feeling confident. When what I look to create expands in the UK, I’ll be more than happy for other nations to take on similar actions too. Disabled people are often secluded from others in life. However, if we create an accessible online community, the positives arriving will only leave us empowered.