Disability Pride Month 2022
July is Disability Pride Month, which celebrates the passing of the ‘Americans with Disabilities Act’ (ADA) 32 years ago in July 1990. The bill was enacted to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities, so this month is a time to recognise and celebrate how disability is a natural part of human diversity, in which people living with disabilities can take pride.
Over the past few years, we’ve been working with several universities and government bodies to improve the strength, durability and robustness of the hand; which provides our users with a more reliable experience and the assurance that the hand can keep up with the tasks of their everyday lives. We’re always striving to make our prosthetic technology accessible to as many people as possible on a global scale, and hopefully, we’ll be able to share some positive news soon which will further our mission massively! But for now, we hope that we can continue to advocate for everyone who chooses to wear a bionic hand.
The Disability Pride Flag featured in these photos was created by disabled artist, Ann Magill, and each of its elements symbolizes a different part of the disability community:
Black Field: Mourning and rage for victims of ableist violence and abuse
Diagonal Band: “Cutting across” the walls and barriers that separate the disabled from normate society, also light and creativity cutting through the darkness
Red Stripe: Physical Disabilities
Gold Stripe: Neurodivergence
White Stripe: Invisible and Undiagnosed Disabilities
Blue Stripe: Psychiatric Disabilities
Green Stripe: Sensory Disabilities