Strange Situations – June addition

Between the double-takes in office buildings and people who think they’re “helping” when trying to push my wheelchair without asking, there’s a few amusing/uncomfortable stories that come up. These are real interactions I’ve had, just in the month of June 2015. Aside from the last one, none of these situations involved people who seemed as … Continue reading Strange Situations – June addition

Web #Accessibility for #Cognitive #Disabilities and #Learning Difficulties

Web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties is one of the most overlooked subtopics of general web      accessibility, despite it affecting the largest numbers. A large part of it is that there are so many conditions to understand in this area (far more than say visual or hearing impairments) and a … Continue reading Web #Accessibility for #Cognitive #Disabilities and #Learning Difficulties

Aimee Mullins TED Talk: The opportunity of adversity (and the power of words)

This talk by Aimee Mullins is amazing.  She makes important points about the language of disability, and I think anyone who works with people with disabilities, especially children, should pay careful attention to these words. From my own experience, I can say that the language used around my disability was the biggest barrier I had … Continue reading Aimee Mullins TED Talk: The opportunity of adversity (and the power of words)