EF uses virtual spaces to bring together entrepreneurs and disability rights advocates. Facing constraints of geography or accessibility, participants collaborate on inclusivity and equity-building projects that serve marginalized communities. They promote their activities, join expert-led workshops, and seek guidance on how to improve their projects.

These virtual spaces are especially important now as COVID-19 restrictions keep people apart. Online platforms enable activists from different fields and locations to collaborate on joint programs and expand impact in support of persons with disabilities (PWD).

For example, a social entrepreneur connected virtually with an advocate in the PWD space. By combining the social entrepreneur’s job training expertise and the advocate’s established PWD network, the two collectively launched a job training catering to the needs of PWD that was easily accessible by the people and organizations who needed it.