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Natalia Dannenberg-Spreier: Changing Attitudes About Disability Through Sports

Natalia Dannenberg-Spreier: Changing Attitudes About Disability Through Sports
Natalia: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! At a time when diversity and inclusion are hot topics, the 15 percent in the world who have a disability want effective change to remove the inequality, discrimination, and inactivity they face. The International Paralympic Committee wants to change attitudes about disability, improve accessibility, and increase opportunities for people with a disability through the power of sport. By using the platform of the Paralympic Games, we are raising awareness of the barriers and discrimination people with disabilities face on a daily basis at all levels of society. Paralympic athletes can act as a catalyst to break down these barriers, so all persons with disabilities can fulfill their potential and be active and visible members of an inclusive society.

Divya Iyer: Spreading Indian Culture and Moral Values Through Stories

Divya Iyer: Spreading Indian Culture and Moral Values Through Stories
Div: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! Monki Tox focuses on exposing children to Indian culture and moral values through stories in English and various Indian languages, to enhance their value system and improve mental health and character. Through various well-thought-out features, it reduces screen time, and advocates sound character-building, inclusiveness, and equality. This, in turn, helps to enhance brain development, art appreciation, creativity, physical activity, and bonding with nature in children.

Keely Cat-Wells: Changing Perceptions and Creating Careers for Disabled People

Keely Cat-Wells: Changing Perceptions and Creating Careers for Disabled People
Keely: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! We address two critical issues: the attitudinal, communicative, and physical barriers faced by disabled people in the workforce; and the global labor force shortages stemming from skill gaps, as education struggles to keep pace with the rapidly evolving future of work. Making Space’s overarching goal is to create careers for the most underrepresented and underestimated population globally—Disabled people—and to change the way the world views and defines disability.