GUEST POST — THE VIEW FROM A DISTANCE: HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP YOU SEE YOURSELF CLEARLY

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.

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SIX STRATEGIES TO MAKE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCESSIBLE FOR THE BLIND

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.

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MY ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS LIST

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.

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HOW TO TEACH A SIGHTED PERSON TO READ BRAILLE

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.

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SIX THINGS I LOOK FOR IN ACCESSIBLE HOUSING

A month ago, my husband and I were told that the condo we rent was going to be sold. It was a “big picture” idea, yet, within the week, real estate photos were taken and it is now only a couple of days from being listed. Thus, we began looking for housing immediately.

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BREAKING FREEDOM — THE AIRLINE BROKE HER WHEELCHAIR [AND THOUSANDS MORE]

If once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, and three times is a pattern, what do we say after the 15,000th time? It’s high time many airline companies answer that question, especially in regards to the countless wheelchairs and mobility scooters that have been broken, damaged, lost or stolen on their watch.

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BRAILLE IS NOT DEAD — IN FACT, IT’S MORE ALIVE NOW THAN EVER

January is World Braille Month, a time to celebrate the six dots that have opened up a world of freedom and independence to blind and visually impaired people, and the man who created them over 200 years ago.

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