We’re so excited that Fred Maahs, a 360-Access Advisory Board member, is Editor of the new Mélange Accessibility for All magazine! This quarterly digital magazine launched today, just in time for National Disability Employment Awareness month. The parent company, Mélange Magazine Publications, says “This magazine encourages inclusion and accessibility for all while providing a platform for the empowerment of people with disabilities.” You can read it on the website or via this direct link. You can also find it on the Joomag Newsstand.

Maahs is an internationally-renowned disability advocate and keynote speaker. He is a former Comcast NBCUniversal Executive who founded his FJM Solutions consulting firm in 2019. FJM Solutions specializes in disability services, accessible travel, and motivational speaking.  About Mélange Accessibility for All, Maahs said, “People with disabilities continue to be the world’s most underserved and underrepresented demographic despite the fact that they represent about 18% of the global population.  This magazine will include stories about people with disabilities, their employers, the places they travel to, the organizations that support them, and innovative products and technology that help them live more independently – from around the globe.  I am honored to be a part of this unique and informative digital magazine and I hope our readers will enjoy reading it.”

“Mélange recognizes that people with disabilities are often the targets of negative stereotypes and attitudes,” said Debbie Austin, Managing Director of Mélange Magazine Publications. “The magazine’s platform is being used to dispel some of the myths surrounding people with disabilities while advocating for an inclusive society that is respectful of their rights and dignity. Through this process, we intend to raise awareness of the issues that people with disabilities face, identify solutions, and ultimately contribute to societal acceptance and integration.”

Abator is thrilled to have a story about its new 360-Access service appear in the inaugural issue of Mélange Accessibility for All. We look forward to working with them to promote universal accessibility!

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