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Crowdfunder: AbilityList.org – an online marketspace for people with disabilities

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Campaign: AbilityList.org

Fifty-six million Americans have at least one disability, making them the nation’s largest minority group.

On average people with disabilities experience less education, less employment, worse health outcomes, and higher poverty rates.

What if there was one place online where people with disabilities and their supporters could go to find – and share – everything they need: housing, education, transportation, jobs, recreation, accessible restaurants to meet with friends, resources, organizations, events, a marketplace to buy and sell, etc?

It’s been created – it’s called AbilityList.

The way things are now, searching for disability resources is a difficult and incomplete practice that produces uninspiring results leaving people feeling disconnected. This disconnect can lead to the unnecessary isolation of people with disabilities. AbilityList changes that.

AbilityList aims to be a “one stop shop” directory of disability resources including automatic updates and an engaged community of users who connect and share the helpful things they know about.

The campaign’s goal is $10,000 and ends on February 15, 2015.

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