The Clusiv Ethos

Clusiv is guided by fundamental ideals such as the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s why we’re here. Aligning these beliefs with our  language and actions to create respectful and inclusive communication and outcomes is one of our core missions.

Clusiv Breaking Disability Barriers Ethos

One of the things that we like to talk about is the Social Model of Disability. This model means that people aren’t disabled because of their physical impairments or challenges, but because of external barriers existing in society. These external barriers can be attitudes, like people believing that blind people need to be protected and provided for. Or external barriers can be physical challenges, like a building without proper ramps or elevators. Clusiv is focused on removing the digital barriers to education, connection, and work. It’s essentially a digital ramp.

Clusiv a11y Ramp Disability

That being said, we believe that people who have a disability have the right to discuss it in any way they choose. For some people, the medical model of disability is preferred. We use people-first language and community-based language out of respect for individual preference. Whether someone identifies as a blind person or a person with a visual impairment or low vision, Clusiv is committed to being an ally.

Meet the Founders

Luke Simianer CEO Co-Founder Clusiv

Lukas Simianer

CEO & Co-Founder

Tom Jackson CEO Co-Founder of Clusiv

Tom Jackson

COO & Co-Founder

The Story of Clusiv

Click on the video below to learn about how and why Clusiv was started by CEO and Co-Founder Lukas Simianer.

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