When it comes to social media, the disability community is often overlooked. However, these advocates use their voices to promote inclusion and awareness, inspiring thousands of followers to speak up about disability issues.
At Bethesda, we appreciate the thought-provoking and important subjects and content each of these influencers bring to Twitter. Check out some of the featured influencers below and give them a follow!
Denise Brodey ∙ @dbrodey
Denise is a journalist covering the disability space. You can find her
work at Forbes, Thrive, USA Today, Glamour Magazine and Disability:IN to name a
few. As a person with a learning disability, she is a voice of the people and
for the people
Global Disability Inclusion ∙ @GlobalDisabilit
This company builds comprehensive disability inclusion programs for
global organizations, focusing on the workforce, workplace and marketplace.
Andrew Pulrang ∙ @AndrewPulrang
Founder of Disability Thinking, Andrew is a consistent contributor to
Forbes, and is also the co-founder of the hashtag, #CripTheVote. He has a
strong voice in disability issues and bringing different angles to light that
many people don’t touch on.
Microsoft Accessibility ∙ @MSFTEnable
This account is strictly dedicated to updating the Twitter universe
with the news and insights from the Microsoft Accessibility sector. Anything
from their newly designed game controller that anyone can use, accessibility
training courses to bios on their executive team that have disabilities.
The Arc of the United States ∙ @TheArcUS
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families.
Disability Horizons ∙ @DHorizons
Disability Horizons is an online lifestyle magazine and education
platform. Everything they do supports an inclusive world for all.
Disability:IN ∙ @DisabilityIN
Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability
inclusion worldwide. Their vision is to collaborate with purpose to promote the
full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation
for all, and to foster cultures of inclusion.
Jonathan Hassell ∙ @jonhassell
Jonathan is one of the top digital usability & accessibility
thought leaders in the world. CEO and founder of Hassell Inclusion, he leads
Hassell Inclusion’s team of accessibility experts providing strategic
accessibility transformation services to organizations worldwide.
Getting Hired ∙ @gettinghired
Getting Hired is a recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive
employers hire professional individuals, graduates and veterans with
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and serving them and their families.
Rebecca Cokley ∙ @RebeccaCokley
Rebecca Cokley is a lifelong disability rights activist, thought
leader, and Director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for
These are our top ten Twitter influencers with so many more that are making such a difference each day. Who are some of your top people or companies that you follow? Reach out to us on Twitter at @BethesdaLC!