Partnership brings visibility to disabled models at New York’s Fashion Week show

Global Disability Inclusion LLC recently announced a partnership with FTL MODA to increase the diversity and visibility of models with disabilities during New York Fashion Week, which takes place Sept. 10 to Sept. 17, 2015.

The FTL MODA fashion show, which will be held Sept. 13, will include a wide range of diverse models with disabilities. The show will be held at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal.

The partnership also has supported a Times Square billboard, to be displayed Sept. 13, featuring emerging model Shaholly Ayers. Ayers is a congenital amputee who also will appear in the FTL MODA show and will be the first amputee to walk in a New York Fashion Week show without wearing a prosthesis.

Shaholly Ayers poses at the FTL Model Show during New York Fashion Week.

Source:Global Disability Inclusion


“At Global Disability Inclusion, we help companies identify opportunities in their workforce, workplace and marketplace to be more inclusive of people with disabilities,” Meg O’Connell, managing partner for Global Disability Inclusion, stated in the release. “We are thrilled to partner with FTL MODA and provide an additional resource to companies looking to improve their reach in the disability market.”


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