International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2018

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, with this year’s theme being “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality." UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has called for us to use this day to “reaffirm our commitment to work together for a better world that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable for everyone.”

Whether your interest in WordQ, or the other tools in the Quillsoft software suite, is for use in the classroom, or in a post-secondary or professional environment, there’s no denying the fact that WordQ does empower persons with disabilities. Regardless of whether it is a physical disability or a learning disability, WordQ is an incredible tool to level the playing field when it comes to reading and writing.

Recently a WordQ user named Justin posted a blog on his website, where he discussed how ultimately frustrating it was for him to type (his physical disability restricts the use of his hands, and he’s only able to type with one finger) before he started using WordQ. You see, our unparalleled word prediction tool is so accurate that Justin only has to type the first letter or two and WordQ will suggest words based on the context of what he is writing with a high level of accuracy. We are always thrilled to hear first-hand experiences of the people that benefit from using the products that the team here has carefully crafted to make reading and writing more accessible to people with disabilities.

There are so many intangible things that can change once someone is better able to communicate effectively with their peers. There’s a greater sense acceptance and belonging. An increase in confidence and self-esteem. While intangible, these things contribute to people’s overall sense of self-worth making them incredibly precious. The team here believes that regardless of whether someone is differently abled, has a learning disability, or just wants to improve their written communication with their friends and colleagues in day-to-day life at work or at home, everyone should have the opportunity to communicate, write compelling essays for school, compose business emails, and everything else that requires reading and writing on a screen, in a timely manner without doubting their worth and accuracy. That’s why our simple to use, ever-evolving suite of software is changing people’s lives.

To learn more about the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, click here.

To read about Justin’s experience using WordQ, check out last week’s blog.