Interviews

LWT 007: Dale Reardon – My Disability Matters

Dale Reardon of My Disability Matters
Written by Susan

Dale Reardon is from Australia and is the founder of My Disability Matters. A website that offers both information and social connections. The dot (.) news area provides highlights of relevant disability related news worldwide. While the dot (.) club area of MDM offers a free social network for the disability community.

Dale has been blind since the age of 17; he knows a thing or two about discrimination in the work force. He has a law degree and is an active disability advocate. Early on in his career, Dale pivoted away from law and into technology and internet marketing development.

Dale saw a gap in support for people with various disabilities online. This spurred the idea to create a website to bring people together. Along with his wife, Dale runs this important and very active online community network.

Strength lies within people

Believing that strength lies within people, MDM is a unique site that offers members encouragement in a variety of ways. People support one another and can also find advice about self-employment, regular employment, marketing and more.

In our interview, Dale Reardon talks about his challenges with disability discrimination in relation to his law career and outlines the steps he took to move forward. His conversation is genuine and he doesn’t shy away from talking about his struggles with depression. Clearly, his determined spirit, and with the help of his wife, Dale pulled himself through to the upside of success.

International Community

My Disability Matters has an international scope that is uplifting and supports people to draw on their abilities. It also has an area for potential employers and other companies aiming to market to this uniquely targeted consumer group.

Dales says, that unlike some other online disability focused websites, MDM strives to project a profile of people who are busy getting on with life. Disability is one aspect of life and as a group, we certainly do matter.

Learn more about MDM or connect with Dale at the links below.

News site – https://mydisabilitymatters.news

Club site – https://mydisabilitymatters.club

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mydisabilitymatters

Twitter @audisability

 

Living Well Today intro and outro music, More Love and Happiness
is provided courtesy of Canadian Singer/songwriter, Clela A Errington.

 

About the author

Susan

Living Well Today is a show that explores what it means to live well. Especially, when people find themselves challenged by significant changes in their health. Our host, Susan, lives with a progressive neuromuscular disease known as CMT, and she showcases guest interviews that are heartfelt and packed with insights.

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