Disability Today Network Features article about Disability Images
âThe Disability Today (DT) Network, www.disabilitytodaynetwork.com, is an online village like no other, the disability communityâs first social media network. It is an âexpositionâ of independently-hosted media channels under 15 different areas of special interest to people with disabilities, their families and friends and healthcare professionals.Â It was developed by Disability Today Publishing Group, Inc., a community pioneer and leader for over 20 years for people with disabilities.
DT Network has featured a wonderful article aboutÂ www.disabilityimages.com. It can be read in fullÂ here. It highlights âpeople with real disabilities and their lifestyle, emphasizing positive, empowered, accessible and adaptive activities. The collection offers high-quality, royalty-free images for licensing and publication. No models. No posers.â
Mark and Pat Hunt, founders ofÂ DisabilityImages.comÂ say: âWe are happy to be working with the DT Network, to promote the efforts made on behalf of people with disabilities.âÂ Jeff Tiessen, Executive Producer of Disability Today Network states: âFor publishers and marketers within the disability community, it is very important that the people we represent in our media truly do represent the disability community accurately and honestly. It matters a lot. But frankly, sourcing ârealâ lifestyle images of people with disabilities has been the bane of our existence. There has been a dearth of this kind of quality photography throughout our industry. You need not look far to see how many companies and organizations are using the same ânon-disabledâ stock photography of people with disabilities. Photography from Disability Images is a real difference-maker, and a statement on the worth or value of meaningful, valid inclusion.â
DisabilityImages.com is differentiated in that it depicts the daily activities of a community that is typically under-represented, presenting clear and evocative images of subjects that are frequently sought after in the publishing industry.Â All images are available in multiple high-resolution formats; are free of logo and trademark issues; come with full model and property releases, and show real people with genuine disabilities.