July is Disability Pride Month, a chance to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of the disability community. It marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark legislation that broke down barriers to inclusion in society. But barriers still exist, which is why we need to honor every kind of disability, the people who identify with them, and the wide range of supports they need to thrive.
The meaning of the Disability Pride flag colors:
- The faded black background represents “the anger and mourning over the eugenics and the neglect disabled people have to fight against.”
- Red represents physical disabilities.
- Gold is for neurodiversity.
- White represents invisible disabilities and disabilities that haven’t yet been diagnosed.
- Blue stands for emotional and psychiatric disabilities, including mental illness, anxiety, and depression.
- Green is for sensory disabilities, including deafness, blindness, lack of smell, lack of taste, audio processing disorder, and all other sensory disabilities.
Join us in celebrating Disability Pride Month with a donation to accessABILITY so that we can continue to provide persons with disabilities the tools to set and accomplish their personal goals and ensure the full participation of all people in all aspects of community life!