It's simple: pull together people of different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities, and physical and cognitive abilities, and the community will be better for it.

Peg Gustell says society is always richer when people share their talents, regardless of who they are. After being with the Inclusion Network for more than six years, she should know. The Network seeks to improve inclusion, provide assistance and link people with and without disabilities. From companies that have modified their architecture to be more accommodating, to those that supply reading materials in several formats, Gutsell, who was promoted to director of the Network last year, says Cincinnati still has work to do, but has made plenty of progress.

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