To celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3, AT&T employees in the largest city in North America will get a close-up view of what it’s like to live with disability.
To mark the occasion, AT&T’s Accessibility Lab will take center stage at our flagship store at Torre Diana in Mexico City. It’s just one activity in a weeklong observance at the site.
Josune Gonzalez, manager of diversity for AT&T Mexico, is leading employee activities.
“I would love to see more people interested in learning more about disabilities – and show people with disabilities how to live a life without barriers,” Josune said.
Josune understands the pain of exclusion. “My brother has a mental disability, so it’s a passion for me,” she said. She recalled how, as a child, “People would look at us like we were something strange.”
Josune said that the simplest of acts, like not using designated parking for those with disabilities, could have a big impact. “It’s about what you can do to change others’ lives,” she said. “Really small things can change a lot.”
According to the United Nations: “International Day of People with Disabilities is one day on the international calendar, yet it symbolizes the actions we should take every day, in order to create diverse and accepting communities.”