- Published on Saturday, 26 November 2011 04:23
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(240) 786-2590 or (800) 991-5304
Our goal is to provide disability resources, news, equipment, medical supplies, and encouragement that enrich the disabled community. We hope to reach persons with all types of disabilities and those who would like to learn more.
Reach an Audience that is Interested and Involved in the Disabled Community
WhatDisability.com is the leading source for disability news, information and resources. Since our creation in 2010, our goal has been to provide disability resources, news, equipment, medical supplies, and encouragement that enrich the disabled community. We hope to reach persons with all types of disabilities and those who would like to learn more. The companies that we advertise for will be able to benefit our community by selling products and services that fit into the world of a person with a disability.
There is a prevailing view that a person’s life is ruined and even over once they become disabled. No one should be made to feel and even allow their disability to make them feel this way. There has been significant advancement in the fight to make the world more accessible to persons with disabilities. Though the fight is not over, we have a come long way from those days of cobble stone streets and the feeling of worthlessness that was bestowed upon a disabled person. We want to help the disabled community understand and appreciate how the world has opened up to them and how to access the various accommodations available.
We provide daily coverage of news that is important to the disabled community. The site also includes categorized lists of over 200 resources and self-help articles that explain how to access these resources. Many articles offer encouragement through things such as inspirational stories and access to web-based communities for persons with disabilities. There is a job board that provides listings of jobs catered towards persons with disabilities. The site also features a blog which encourages communication between the disabled community.
The subjects we cover include:
- Cognitive Disabilities
- Hearing Impairments
- Invisible Disabilities
- Neurological Disorders
- Physical Deformity
- Vision Impairments
- Assistive Technology
- Universal Design
- Health Insurance Reform
- Conquering Barriers
- Social Security
There is no site that stays as current or fulfills the needs of the disability community like WhatDisability.com.
Advertising on WhatDisability.com guarantees that you will reach an audience that is interested and involved in things that are needed by the disabled community. Our viewers include persons with disabilities from all over the world. They also include family members, caregivers, educators, professionals, advocates, government officials and law-makers. Due to our topic our traffic is not limited to any age range or gender. From the person learning to adapt to their disability to the person working to change the world for persons with disabilities we are there.
In November 2012 we received more than 29,500 visitors and more than 450,000 page views. We averaged 800 visitors per day. The most visitors we received in one day was 4,342. The average time a user spends on our site is 13.15 minutes.
Our visitors come from all over the world:
United States 65%
Great Britain 9%
Mobile Devices 1%
Internet Explorer 61.4%
Mozilla FireFox 29.9%
Google Chrome 4.4%
The Site Creator
Mykella Harley grew up in Washington, D.C. On September 25, 1995, at the age of 15, while riding in the car with her mother and step-father, she was involved in a car accident in which her neck was broken and she sustained a C3/C4 spinal cord injury. She spent the next nine-months recovering and with the help of physical and occupational therapy, her functional level improved to a C7.
The next school year she returned to high school and finished the Emergency Medical Technician training she had started prior to the accident. After graduating from high school, she hoped to attain a job as an Emergency Dispatcher. However, because of the lack of wheelchair access moving in, out and through the building in order to do the job would have been very difficult and this caused her to turn the job down.
She spent the next 7-months confined to her home raising her three-year-old daughter. In January 1999, the Department of Rehabilitation Services supplied her with a wheelchair accessible vehicle that enabled her to drive. This opened up a world of possibilities for her and in that same month she started attending Prince Georges County Community College for Architectural Design. In the winter of 2000 she took a break from school to start a car stereo sales and installation business, which she maintained for two years. During this time she gave birth to her second daughter.
In January of 2003 she started community college again with the hope of transferring to the University of Maryland and their School of Architecture. All of her professors from Community College tried to discourage her and suggested she enroll in a school that was easier to get into. They told her "even if you get accepted into the University, you'll never get accepted into the Architecture School. Its limited enrollment, they get 150 applicants a year and they only accept 50 to 75 of them." Much to her delight and their surprise she was accepted into the University of Maryland. Unfortunately, her first application to the School of Architecture was denied due to her performance in key classes. Though she was told that she wouldn't be able to reapply she remained determined and retook the classes in which she needed improvement. The next year, with supporters from the Architecture faculty behind her, she reapplied. This time she was accepted and received her Bachelors of Science in Architecture in May of 2008. After taking a few years off to raise the newest addition to her family, she started WhatDisability.com. In 2011, she started working with a consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses make themselves accessible.
“Throughout my life I have been faced with many discriminations and disappointments because of my disability. But I have also been able to overcome a lot of barriers. I wanted to start this site in order to help myself and others gain the information, encouragement, and resources they need in order to conquer the barriers that come with having a disability.”
She, along with a staff of knowledgeable writers including:
work to support the Disabled community by bringing timely News, Information and Resources.
Advertising Options and Rates
Advertiser will choose 15 available pages in which their ad will be displayed. Listed below are the various Ad Sizes (not to scale), Positions and Monthly Prices that are available:
- Left or Right sidebar dispersed among text. Size 200x200 = $200 per month (Any height over 200 $.50 per pixel in 50 pixel increments 50px = $25 max height= 400)
- Footer max size 300x250= $190 per month
- Footer max size 234x60 = $150 per month
- Top of content area 468x60=$300 per month
- Left justified in article 200X200 or 300x100 = $250 per month
- Text ad listed in 1 resource section = $20 per month
This is an example of a text ad format. You will be viewed by someone looking for your type of resource.
Payment must be made in advance by Money Order or Credit Card (processed by Paypal). Payment should be made in full BEFORE the start of any advertising program. Payments are due 3 days prior to the date corresponding to the date the ad was started. (Example: Ad was started on the 15th of March. Payment is due on the 12th of April.) No refunds or exchanges will be available.
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