New and Unique Social Media Site For People With Disabilities is Launched

15 January 2013 16:00

Free to join, is the exciting new social media site just for people living with, or affected by disability.

Developed by a team of disability specialists and pioneering online developers, is a new media-rich community website specifically designed for people and organisations associated with disability, to engage globally within a safe, social media environment.

The successful entrepreneur Mike Simmonds, who has extensive experience in the field of mobility and disability, originated the concept. He has brought together a team of developers to build this brand new community hub, which Mike intends to grow into the most popular portal for all individuals, groups and organisations associated with disability worldwide. As user numbers begin to grow, the site will develop organically to cater for popular trends and it is the intention of the founder that will become the platform to establish a foundation, which provides specialist assistance for people with acute mobility difficulties. As a charitable initiative and one of several mobility/disability related projects that Mike is leading, it is hoped that the Disabilinet Foundation will progress towards physically helping certain individuals through funds generated by online advertising revenue and donations. Several high profile disability-related organisations are supporting Disabilinet including The Mobility Roadshow, The English Federation of Disability Sport and the Spinal Injuries Association.

Mike explains: " is a fresh and original take on social media. We researched all the current online sites for people and organisations with an interest in disability and concluded there was a need for a different approach. has been specifically designed so that users can freely communicate with one another and share experiences in a safe and secure environment. is different to generic social media sites such as Facebook primarily through its specific content and user base. Relevant news, views and topics can be quickly accessed whilst new friendships can be formed safely as opposed to simply managing existing relationships online."

" reflects a new genre of social media sites that engage specific interests and defined user groups. From my experiences and listening to people with disabilities, there is a real need to share images, advice and viewpoints as many find it difficult to discover the best way to improve well-being or access credible information. Whether people have become recently disabled, or continue to live with a medical condition, opens up a fantastic new world of opportunities out there through sharing stories and thoughts."

Mike continues: "I am currently working alongside an outstanding team however we are looking for a General Manager to eventually direct the site and we would particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, so I would encourage all suitable applicants to apply. On behalf of the team, we are all incredibly excited about this new launch and feel confident it will become the number one site for all people and organisations with an interest in disability to engage globally." is a content diverse community website which encompasses many levels of media from blogs and bulletin boards through to the latest relevant YouTube links, specific groups and user profiles. Each user or 'friend' has an individualised page, which can be tailored with images, details and 'wall comments' for fellow subscribers to access. Opportunities to share comments and visual material beyond are possible with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ links along with live chat 'MSN style' boxes and RSS feeds. Navigation is straightforward and simple with clear typography and character size can be increased for users that are partially sighted. Initially programmed in English, it is the intention of the team to roll out varying language versions, which will ultimately link across the world.

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