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Models of Diversity announces strategic partnership with Global Disability Inclusion, LLC

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SOURCE Global Disability Inclusion, LLC

Unique partnership will assist companies achieve greater diversity by utilizing models with disabilities.

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the need to increase the diversity of models including models with disabilities, Models of Diversity (MoD), a UK non-profit, today announced an exclusive strategic partnership with Global Disability Inclusion, LLC to increase the availability of models with disabilities in the United States.  

Left to Right: Jack Eyers and Shaholly Ayers

"The goal of Models of Diversity is to help global brands represent the demographics of the people buying their products.  Our partnership with Global Disability Inclusion helps to expand to new markets and fosters greater diversity," said Angel Sinclair, Executive Director, Models of Diversity.

MoD was established in 2010, demonstrating beauty comes in all shapes, colors, sizes and abilities.  MoD models have been featured in several fashion and beauty campaigns, including this year's New York Fashion Week, featuring a disabled model on the runway for the first time.

There are 56 million Americans with disabilities whose discretionary spending power is over $175 billion, according to the Department of Labor.  The disability market is four times larger then the sought after "tween" (8-14) market.  Yet, in 2012 only 3% of Fortune 500 companies had any marketing that included people with disabilities.

"At Global Disability Inclusion, we help companies identify opportunities in their workforce, workplace and marketplace to be more inclusive of people with disabilities.  We are thrilled to partner with MoD and provide an additional resource to companies looking to improve their reach in the disability market," stated Meg O'Connell, Managing Partner, Global Disability Inclusion

About Global Disability Inclusion, LLC?

Global Disability Inclusion, LLC is a disability owned business founded on the principle of bringing the most experienced consultants together to provide one resource to address all disability employment and inclusion needs both domestically and abroad. Learn more about Global Disability Inclusion, LLC at www.GlobalDisabilityInclusion.com, connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobalDisabilityInclusion or follow @GlobalDisabilit on Twitter.

About Models of Diversity

Models of Diversity is the campaign for more diversity in the models we see every day. We call on the fashion, beauty and marketing industries to recognize the beauty in people of all races, ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Our mission is to change the face of fashion and modeling.  www.modelsofdiversity.org, follow @modsofdiversity on Twitter, or contact at MOD at info@modelsofdiversity.org.

If you would like additional information about Global Disability Inclusion, or have questions about disability employment strategies, please contact Meg O'Connell at 704-840-6174 or meg@globaldisabilityinclusion.com.

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