Integrated consulting and agency model for a barrier-free economy /
MyAbility Social Business GmbH („myAbility“) strives to create a barrier-free society with equal opportunities for everyone by changing perceptions within the economic world. Across Europe, approximately 15 % of the population live with disabilities, a huge target group whose potential is massively unused to date. The immediate consequences are small chances to participate in work life as well as a high risk of poverty. MyAbility addresses this problem by creating jobs and barrier-free products and services for people with disablities. The social enterprise focuses on three fields of activities: (1) sensitizing companies for the business case “disAbility”, (2) providing training and support through strategic advice and transfer of know how, and (3) implementing the insights with targeted products and services. After the successful pilot in Austria, myAbility planned to expand into Germany and Switzerland. In addition, it intended to enhance the technology for its successful job plattform. To complete these steps, myAbility (formerly DisAbility Performance Austria) successfully secured growth capital with support from FASE.