Claire D’All is one of our keynote speakers on Thursday 15th June.
Claire is a 22 year old woman who was born with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy and uses a wheelchair 24/7. However, she has never let her disability stop her from living her life to the fullest. Last year she graduated from University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Computing, although she is finding it difficult to get a job, she is still hopeful that she will find something. Just now, Claire is volunteering for The ARCHIE Foundation, volunteering for PAMIS, freelancing her computing services to those who need help, whilst also employing her own personal assistants and doing all documentation that goes along with this. She is also like any other 22 year old and has a great social life with her friends and family.
Last year she started writing a blog ‘A Journey in my Wheels‘ where she hopes to diminish the negative views that some people have on people living with a disability and spread disability awareness by talking about issues and barriers that she and people like herself face including the big topic of accessibility. To go along with her blog, she started a YouTube channel called ‘Claire’s A Journey in my Wheels‘ where she visually shows everything she talks about in her blog as well as sharing what she does on certain days and showing most importantly that her disability doesn’t own her, she owns it.