requires radical support
thank you for considering Supporting Me!
It’s a vulnerable thing to ask for help & when I find myself worrying about it, I try to remind myself of a particular nugget of wisdom that applies even more to someone who is multiply marginalized and disabled:
‘The modern condition is mostly trying to do things on your own that people have historically achieved with a large support network and wondering why you’re so tired all the time.’
This is me leaning into my community to help me achieve something I haven’t been able to do on my own. I’m so grateful you took the time to come check out my page and are considering supporting me. I’m looking forward to what we’ll be able to achieve together!
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
P.S. If you’re looking to book a Discover Session with me to support you in making your business accessible, you can do so farther down the page!
a note from the founder
Approaching Access is not just a business to me, but a vehicle for the start of a revolution in the way we think about access and inclusion. When I want to go to an establishment that isn’t accessible to me, the implicit message is that I don’t matter as much as the people it is accessible to – that I’m not worthy, as a person with disabilities, to get to take part it whatever it is that you offer. It’s a horrible feeling.
I started Approaching Access because:
1) I am not, nor is any disabled person, worth less than another human. Period. This means that someone has to help business owners be better about access. This work is a way to lessen the burden put on people with access needs & to mitigate the harm caused by living in a world where access is not a give-in.
2) I’ve seen through my own experiences of advocating for myself that many entrepreneurs very much care about their customers with unique access needs, but they don’t know how to be supportive. I have the knowledge and tools to help them be able to provide that support.
I hope you’ll join me in making our community more accessible & inclusive.
~ Riley Dwight
Riley is the creative force behind and founder of Approaching Access. They are a superfat, disabled, queer, non-binary person. Riley came to this work by virtue of advocating for themselves in places that aren’t accessible. In continually engaging small business owners around the topic of accessibility, Riley realized that many business owners do not see the harm caused when their businesses aren’t accessible. These businesses also don’t recognize the unique leadership position they occupy when it comes to choosing accessibility and inclusion options that serve people with accessibility needs.
It’s time to include everyone
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