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Dateability: Making Love Accessible

Jacqueline Child, Alexa Child

Date: April 27, 2023

Lecture: 10:10am-10:25am 

Q&A: 10:25am-10:35am


After years of experiencing ableist and offensive behaviors on the mainstream dating apps, Jacqueline Child and her sister Alexa decided to change the dating experience for disabled and chronically ill people. The sisters created Dateability, which is making love accessible as the only dating app for the disabled and chronically ill communities. By welcoming those with physical, intellectual, and psychiatric disabilities, users have access to a wide variety of people. With a section called “Dateability Deets,” users can choose vague descriptors to put on their profiles, such as ‘neurodivergent,’ ‘wheelchair user,’ and ‘immunocompromised.’ Jacqueline and Alexa acknowledge the importance of inclusion and they strive to make online dating more empathetic and accepting through normalizing disabilities and integrating the nondisabled and disabled communities.

About the Speakers

Jacqueline Child

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Alexa Child

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