We represent one billion persons with disabilities spending billions in travel and lifestyle dollars in economies all over the world. Yet, we are rarely seen or acknowledged in advertising and editorial images. Why is a small, yet powerful and growing segment of society not being seen or represented as customers?
Increasing the positive imagery of persons with disabilities and who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, guide dogs etc., will not only encourage further inclusion by increasing awareness that we want to participate and should be equally accommodated, but will help to eliminate the fear and negative stereotyping that so often permeates all levels of society.
We feel that once we are represented by a true and complete reality of our lives, as depicted in our images; going on dates, enjoying activities and recreational facilities with our families, on the job, on vacation, participating in sports, going shopping, enjoying a glass of wine, a good restaurant, and all the good things life has to offer, it will be understood and accepted that we should be provided accommodations and consideration that recognizes how valuable our contribution really is to all these industries.
Using Disability Images in Marketing, Advertising, Websites, Publications and Presentations will change lives, create opportunity and help to create a positive and inclusive brand.
When you buy a PUSHLiving Photo Stock Image, you are not only assured of the authenticity of the model as having the actual disability portrayed, but also know that your purchase is helping change lives. We are the only Stock image library that pays not only photographer royalties but also pays their real models with disabilities on each sale. This means more funds for out of pocket medical supplies, wheelchairs, home modifications, adapted vehicles, travel, school, or any other life need or desire that helps them be more independent and successful. PUSHLiving Photos provide quality images that not only help build the economic infrastructure of the disability community as a whole but will simultaneously be recognizing its value by showing that you care to be inclusive.