March’s first week was full of celebrations and opportunities to honour, pay our respects and contribute to many causes worldwide. Starting with Zero Discrimination Day (March 1st) we were able to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity and independence, regardless gender, nationality, age, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, language or any other status. On March 3rd we joined our voices with National MS Society for the National MS Week (3-9 March 2016) to raise awareness for the people who live with Multiple Sclerosis and keep on fighting for a better life. Later this week, on March 8th we celebrated the International Women’s Day and we paid our respects to all the women around the world, while at the same time we joined the race for gender equality.
One of the most important aspects of this month is the fact that we have a chance to raise awareness about causes that otherwise many people would have forgotten or even taken for granted. Given the chance, we would like to mention the difficulties and the struggles that people with Multiple Sclerosis face every day. Living with Multiple Sclerosis can make everyday activities incredibly difficult, since MS causes damage in the Central Nervous System and hence, nearly any function can be affected. Multiple Sclerosis can affect anyone, but the most commonly affected groups are women, young people between their 20s and 50s, and people who live in the northern hemisphere. More than 2.5M people are affected by MS worldwide and since no cure has been found, the numbers will continue to increase.
We believe it’s crucial to improve the quality in the lives of people with physical disabilities, such as Multiple Sclerosis, and that’s why here in SpeechAngel we keep on fighting and we’re doing our best every day to develop an application that will help immobilized people worldwide.
The SpeechAngel Team.