Archive for June, 2016

Building Social Isolation

June 11, 2016

When does passion become obsession?  I am passionate in regards to access.  I am passionate about defending the right to access that so many others have fought so hard to achieve.  I am passionate …

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Building Social Isolation

June 11, 2016

A Poster Child's Perspective

When does passion become obsession?  I am passionate in regards to access.  I am passionate about defending the right to access that so many others have fought so hard to achieve.  I am passionate about ensuring complacency or lack of historical perspective does not allow the new world of #socialmedia to create new challenges to access.  You can’t build ramps to improve access in the digital world but you can build attitudes.  It is attitude that is the access tool in the digital world.  It was attitude that helped develop the Braille e-reader thereby opening a large component of social media to the blind.  These are my passions.

I am obsessed with getting people to understand that access is about attitude.  The “information age” brings a whole new challenge to access.  We need to adjust our attitudes and policies to reflect the realities of today.  I have concerns when…

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A Day at a Time

June 10, 2016

A Poster Child's Perspective

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004)

Throughout my life I have been asked more times than I care to count, “What’s it like living with a disability?” Depending on my mood I would utter some flippant comment or make some kind of feel good statement. To me that question was like me asking someone “What’s it like to live with a big nose?” Or “What’s it like to be fat?” Basically we are who we are.  I grew up with crutches.  I never know anything else. To me, this was normal.

You're a person, not a product You’re a person, not a product

People are multi-faceted and a disability doesn’t change that.  There were many things that contributed to who or what I am, the disability is only one of that factors.  I believe what shapes us is how we handle events in our lives and what we do…

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A Day at a Time

June 10, 2016

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) Throughout my life I have been asked more times than I care to count, “What’s it like livin…

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