In 2008, YP4 Fellow Gabriela McCall-Delgado decided to develop a website to assist college students with disabilities as a Blueprint for Social Justice call We Connect Now. The website is still operating and has received over 250,000 views to date and has been used as a resource by people in 171 different countries.
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
One of the goals of this site is to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need, both through resources, links, blogs latest news, studying existing laws and regulation and through personal contacts. Through this website people can also share and read other people’s stories as a source of support and comfort. We also want people using our webpage to take action by writing blogs, hosting an event or becoming involved in politics by knowing about upcoming legislation. Also, every month the site focuses on a particular disability or condition to bring our visitors more information and support related to our focus of the month. Through their jobs section, the site also helps empower people with disabilities find employment through job posting and job searching tips, and if people have any questions we encourage them to contact us. The goal of this site is that people leave it having gained knowledge, a support system and having taken action.