Get-hooked December 25, 2019
#NewzHook2019 – 5 Newsmakers from the disabled community
Worldwide there were many people from the disabled community who made headlines for inspiring reasons. This is NewzHook’s list of the Top 5 Disabled Newsmakers for 2019.
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg electrified the world with her passionate commitment. This young girl with Asperger’s refuses to back down in the face of trolls who mock her disability or even United States president Donald Trump.
Blind Microsoft engineer Aditi Shah finished her master’s degree from the prestigious Georgia Tech university in the United States and is in the Microsoft team. She is not resting content and aims to inspire blind women to study STEM.
Overcoming accessibility barriers is a passion for blind lawyer Amar Jain. Where others vent on social media, he takes a proactive approach. Thanks to his efforts HDFC Bank has made it easier for disabled people to open bank accounts.
Take a bow Pranav Bakhshi! India’s first male model with autism took baby steps towards his ambition of becoming a supermodel and was FBB’s face for a major jeans campaign.
Vineet Saraiwala, Inclusion Lead, Big Bazaar, has emerged as the poster boy for inclusion. Be it the Accessible Shopping initiative in his company or love for adventure sports, Vineet raises the bar both in his professional and personal space.
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