The yearly tradition of welcoming my friend and fellow disability blogger, Anneliese is now here, and I’m happy to be hosting her thoughts once again.
Since most of the information and entertainment we consume today comes via the Internet, making our social media accounts accessible to people with disabilities needs to be a priority. It can be daunting, but there are simple, practical and effective ways to incorporate accessibility into your social media presence.
In a world that is becoming increasingly reliant on technological advancements, it is more crucial than ever before that people with disabilities have access to assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Having the ability to live independently, participate in society and contribute to the broader conversation are rights that belong to everyone regardless of ability.
I’m staring down my third move in a year. And I’m not happy about it.
My first time teaching Braille was as a sixth-grader to my best friend, Megan. We passed my Perkins Brailler across the aisle and wrote each other notes. She brailled out the agenda each morning and added jokes for me at the bottom.
Why haven’t I been blogging lately? I’ve been asking myself this question for weeks now, so I thought I’d offer a little life update, and answer this question, if not for you, then for myself.
Remembering to be thankful can be a challenge in and of itself, but being thankful for the hard things in life is even moreso. How can we show gratitude for things that cause us pain, that hurt our hearts and are seemingly so meaningless?
Language is powerful and the words we use make a difference. That’s why we need to be careful to examine the words we use when we talk about disability and people with disabilities.