By Rosemary Musachio When I first learned that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) might be weakened, I was mortified. I thought, “Oh no, would customer service representatives, business executives,… Continue Reading Why Weaken the ADA by Rosemary Musachio
Written by Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer (CAO) at Ruh Global Communications Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to travel. In fact, I expressed this desire in… Continue Reading Traveling in a Wheelchair Ups and Downs
Written by Eng. Nabil Eid. Strategic Disability Inclusion ICT Accessibility consulting services & solutions Middle East and North Africa. Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban… Continue Reading Smart city means building an inclusive society for all.
Healthcare is a topic that has been in discussion a lot lately in our political climate. Whether you are on one side or another of the debate, we all can… Continue Reading The Need for more Inclusive Health Care
Written by Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer (CAO) at Ruh Global Communications A few months ago, the local news program did a piece on a man with a disability getting… Continue Reading Disability and Romance – Quite An Interlude
Written by Rosemary Musachio The media always has had a tremendous impact on molding public view about persons with disabilities (PWD). Until twenty years ago, the media portrayed us as… Continue Reading The Media Shines Brighter Spotlight on Persons with Disabilities
Sustainable Development Goals a Golden Opportunity for Inclusion and Accessibility in Developing Countries.
By David Pérez Rueda “In the year 2000, 189 countries came together to face the future.” This phrase references the Millenium Summit where civil society, advocates, and state representatives came… Continue Reading Sustainable Development Goals a Golden Opportunity for Inclusion and Accessibility in Developing Countries.
By David Pérez Rueda Every time you find an article explaining why brands and corporations should be tapping into the market of people with disabilities (PWD) you encounter the argument… Continue Reading Disability influences a trillion Dollars in Disposable Income?
By David Pérez Rueda On the year 2011, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) published a study titled “People with Disabilities in Latin America: From legal… Continue Reading People with Disabilities in Latin America
By Rosemary Musachio On May 18 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) will be celebrated once again. GAAD is the sixth annual effort to tell the world that access to digital… Continue Reading Celebrating Global Accessibility Day through Brands
By Rosemary Musachio, CPACC, Chief Accessibility Officer Notice the acronym after my name. CPACC stands for Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies. I recently discovered that I had earned this… Continue Reading Much More Than Just an Accessibility Acronym
By Rosemary Musachio Believe in the old adage that nothing compares to the real thing? How about the virtual real thing? That’s virtual reality (VR), the technological phenomenon of the… Continue Reading Virtual Reality Opens Doors but Not Wide Enough
By Rosemary Musachio Although I’ve been communicating with a manual communication board with letters and words since I was eight, speech therapists have been trying to help me use electronic… Continue Reading Learning to Use an Augmentative Communication Device
On January 19, 2017, the United States Access Board issued a final rule to make Section 508 Refresh official. The landmark regulatory update will become effective March 20, 2017. Therefore,… Continue Reading At last, The Refresh of Section 508 by Debra Ruh and Rosemary Musachio
Several years ago I asked my mom’s gynecologist if she could give me a routine pelvic examination. She said she would have to put me under anesthesia to perform the… Continue Reading Women with Disabilities: Healthcare Barriers
Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer at Ruh Global Communications I’m a person who holds down a full time job. I also happen to have Cerebral Palsy. I cannot talk, walk, or… Continue Reading Disability Integration Act Can’t Go Wrong
Published on Ability Magazine In 1987 while working as a systems administrator and executive in the banking industry, Debra Ruh gave birth to a beautiful girl, Sara, who was perfect… Continue Reading Ability Magazine: Debra Ruh, Tapping Into disABILITY
By Rosemary Musachio, Ruh Global Communications, Chief Accessibility Officer Government departments, federal agencies, and federal contractors still abide by Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, even though the provisions… Continue Reading ICT Refresh Finally Becoming Reality
I have the opportunity to work with a lot of talented people, many of whom are individuals with disabilities. A person who I’m very proud of is my Chief Accessibility… Continue Reading Are Stories of Persons with Disabilities Inspirational Porn?
My daughter Sara Ruh was born with Down syndrome in 1987. She has worked since she was 16 years old but our reality is that she still needs our… Continue Reading The ABC’s of Ticket to Work Program
“Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital,” A newly released book by Debra Ruh, Demonstrates How Leading Global Companies Improve Their Bottom Line By Employing PwD’s
“TAPPING INTO HIDDEN HUMAN CAPITAL,” A NEWLY RELEASED BOOK BY DEBRA RUH, DEMONSTRATES HOW LEADING GLOBAL COMPANIES IMPROVE THEIR BOTTOM LINE BY EMPLOYING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Atlanta, GA. 07/18/2016 —… Continue Reading “Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital,” A newly released book by Debra Ruh, Demonstrates How Leading Global Companies Improve Their Bottom Line By Employing PwD’s
If you are like me, searching for good code examples when you try to find solutions to accessibility issues can make you pull out your hair. You Google it and… Continue Reading Don’t Pull Your Hair Searching for Code Examples – ARIA and Form Fields
Published on The Huffington Post Blog Corporate Social Responsibility has become important to many people all over the world. What responsibility does corporations have to society? What role should corporations… Continue Reading Hiring and Retaining Persons with Disabilities is a Critical Component in your Business Strategies
For Your Consideration Dear Traveler, ILUNION T.A. in conjunction with Ruh Global Communications is assisting the travel & leisure industry with helping collect valuable insight to providing its customers with… Continue Reading Travel Behavior & Accessibility
Rockville, Virginia — Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications Authors Guide Book for Employers on How to Successfully Hire Persons with Disabilities to drive Better Business Results Debra Ruh… Continue Reading PR: Tapping into Hidden Human Capital
Author: Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer at Ruh Global Communications Recently, Ruh Global Communications appointed me its Chief Accessibility Officer (CAO). In my role, I will manage internal and external accessibility… Continue Reading What Being A Chief Accessibility Officer Means
Rockville, Virginia — Ruh Global Communications, a global leader with corporate inclusion strategies, accessibility advocacy and corporate inclusion industries, announces today it has named Rosemary Musachio Chief Accessibility Officer. Ruh Global… Continue Reading PR: Ruh Global Communications Announces Rosemary Musachio Chief Accessibility Officer
Article originally posted on Open Buffer by Courtney Seiter Accessibility isn’t a topic that just affects some of us. As no less of an innovator than Google puts it, “the accessibility problems… Continue Reading 14 Quotes That Celebrate a More Accessible World Written by Courtney Seiter
Rockville, VA.—Ruh Global Communications, an international leader in strategic disability inclusion and accessible policies, programs and marketing, has won the Acquisition International Business (AI) Excellence Awards for 2016 as the… Continue Reading PR: Ruh Global Communications Wins AI Business Excellence Awards
Author: Rosemary Musachio, Chief Strategic Officer at Ruh Global Communications Communication between the police and individuals with hearing and/or speech impairments is vital. Miscommunication can cause wrongful arrests or releases,… Continue Reading Police Departments Use AT to Communicate with The Deaf
Accessible Internet, Communications and Technology (ICT) – Bottomline Accessibility Benefits Everyone
Published on The Huffington Post Blog Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disabilities never before seen in our… Continue Reading Accessible Internet, Communications and Technology (ICT) – Bottomline Accessibility Benefits Everyone
I was disturbed with some of the recent disparaging comments women were making about other women in regards to voting based on gender. Especially women my age and older talking… Continue Reading Women supporting women, people supporting people
PR: Announcing Ruh Global Communication’s newest addition: Richard J. Streitz, Chief Operating Officer
Ruh Global Communications, a global leader with corporate inclusion strategies, accessibility advocacy and corporate inclusion industries, announces today it has named Richard J. Streitz Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Mr.… Continue Reading PR: Announcing Ruh Global Communication’s newest addition: Richard J. Streitz, Chief Operating Officer
I am often asked in my global travels, – “Why does the United States litigate so much? Why do you always sue each other?” Or I get comments that start like… Continue Reading Troubling web accessibility trends in the U.S.
Growing up with spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic neuromuscular disease that affects all muscles of the body, can bring social challenges for anyone. For Alice Wong, the challenges made her… Continue Reading A girl’s anger transformed into a woman’s advocacy
Con una cadenita de la princesa Elsa colgando de su cuello, Sara Ruh, voz oficial de Ruh Global Communications, asocia mi nombre con la princesa de Disney. Su… Continue Reading Sara Ruh, la Princesa de la Inclusión
Uninorte bets on the inclusion of people with disabilities By Leidys Rios Lopez (Uninorte le apuesta a la inclusión de las personas con algún tipo de discapacidad)
Last Sunday an Australian model with down syndrome conquered the catwalks of Fashion Week in New York. This 18 year old wants to change the image of the disabled in… Continue Reading Uninorte bets on the inclusion of people with disabilities By Leidys Rios Lopez (Uninorte le apuesta a la inclusión de las personas con algún tipo de discapacidad)
I just landed my dream job of doing social media marketing. A few reasons why this line of work have lured me. My dad was a public relations guy. He… Continue Reading The importance of social media for persons with disabilities by Rosemary Musachio
Several years ago I asked my mom’s gynecologist if she could give me a routine pelvic examination. She said she would have to put me under anesthesia to perform the… Continue Reading Women with disabilities: Health care barriers by Rosemary Musachio
Ruh Global is excited to announce that Debra Ruh is the newest addition to the Huffington Post’s Blog Team. In her first blog, How Much Should We Value a Person… Continue Reading PR: Debra Ruh, the newest addition to the Huffington Post’s Blog team
The 25th Anniversary of the ADA Series: Disability Inclusion in the Workforce – Training & Finding Champions Training will save an organization a lot of time and effort as well… Continue Reading Disability inclusion in the workforce – Training & finding champions
25th Anniversary of the ADA Series: Marketing to Persons with Disabilities is a Business Advantage Making it possible for stakeholders with disabilities and age-related limitations to access your goods and… Continue Reading Marketing to persons with disabilities is a business advantage
I am currently in the process of making the first Ruh Global Communications podcast. As a long time podcast listener, I have always thought of dabbling in the world of… Continue Reading Ruh Global Communications announces podcast by Kevin Ruh
The 25th ADA Anniversary falls on July 26, 2015. Debra Ruh, G3ict’s Technology and EmployAbility Chair and mother of a daughter with Down syndrome, writes about how the ADA personally… Continue Reading Thankful for the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Leading journalist Steve Paikin talks with global accessibility consultant, Debra Ruh about how employers can better accommodate persons with disabilities. Debra Ruh is the CEO and founder of Ruh Global Communications, an internationally renowned… Continue Reading Debra Ruh on “The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Discussing abilities in disabilities”
Debra Ruh is a digital marketing professional who enables people with disabilities’ voices to be heard and included in marketing and communications outreach. As the founder of Ruh Global Communications, a strategic… Continue Reading Programmatic Advertising.org interview with Debra Ruh
I had the pleasure to interview Joy Kniskern for this blog. Joy is an amazing woman with many talents. She started her career determined to make a difference. She has… Continue Reading Women leaders who are making a Difference – Featuring Joy Kniskern
Science and medical technology advancements are helping people with disabilities see, hear and walk again. In a recent BBC article Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation reveals exciting technology and… Continue Reading Are scientific & technological advancements only for the wealthy?
The changing landscape of accessibility across the globe will be a huge factor that influences technology advancements. The World Health Organization has identified persons with disabilities as the fastest growing… Continue Reading Accessibility and how we can adapt to a new way of thinking by Kevin Ruh
So many people are sad and have lost their ability to find the simple joys in life. My Mom is one of those people and as she has aged she… Continue Reading Can our greatest teachers be persons born with disabilities?
According to the UN, violence against women has become a global epidemic. There are many factors associated with the violence including cultural, religious, political and economic conditions. According to the UN… Continue Reading Is global violence against women with and without disabilities on the rise?
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the scariest ailments facing mankind today. The idea of not being in total control of your mind is a prospect most cannot fathom. Many will… Continue Reading Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s – Can a vegan diet help? by Kevin Ruh
My name is Kevin Ruh and I support the United Nations “HeForShe” campaign. I hope other men will join this conversation and show women that we support their rights to… Continue Reading I support the UN Campaign “HeForShe” Emma Watson launched by Kevin Ruh
I am an advocate of using social media to bring awareness about the community of people with disabilities (PwD) and accessible Internet, Communications and Technology (ICT). I believe that the… Continue Reading Social Media Response by Kevin Ruh
Finding new aspects to accessibility within the new devices that are forthcoming is exciting and sometimes troubling if accessibility has not been consider. With the recent release of the Apple… Continue Reading Apple iPhone 6, innovative as long as it is accessible By Kevin Ruh
Introducing Dr. Christopher M. Lee in “Leaders Making a Difference in the World” : A Story of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and Finding his Greatness
I believe that the best way to further inclusion of persons with disabilities is to tell the stories of the organizations and leaders that are making a difference. Progress is… Continue Reading Introducing Dr. Christopher M. Lee in “Leaders Making a Difference in the World” : A Story of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and Finding his Greatness
Building accessible mobile technology is becoming more and more a topic of discussion and with good reason. The world is affected by disability; if you do not have any form… Continue Reading Mobile tech & access By Kevin Ruh
Call for submissions! If you are a person with a disability or have someone close to you that is affected by disabilities then we want to hear from you! Do… Continue Reading Call for Tattoo Submissions By Kevin Ruh
By Kevin Ruh Social media, the omnipresent “second life” of our times. People have split themselves into different personas, some lead completely different lives through the internet, and some falsify… Continue Reading A Response to “Social Media”, a Blog by Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications
By Kevin Ruh, Ruh Global Communications, Marketing Director I am a fan of twitter and it helps me get to the point since I am limited to 140 characters. Hashtags… Continue Reading Is A11y the right #hashtag for Accessibility?
I have one sibling, my sister, who is 18 months older than me. I am 25 years old. People often think that I am older because I’m 6’2 and my sister Sara… Continue Reading Lessons that i’ve learned From my sister
Challenge to Community of Persons with Disabilities, families, friends and other Stakeholders. Let’s tell our “Consumer Buying Behavior” Stories
I would like to challenge the community of persons with disabilities (PwD) and all stakeholders associated with the community. The stakeholders include families, friends, wounded warriors, and baby boomers that… Continue Reading Challenge to Community of Persons with Disabilities, families, friends and other Stakeholders. Let’s tell our “Consumer Buying Behavior” Stories
Most of us have experienced trouble sleeping at one time or another. I have struggled with sleep problems most of my adult life. I am not alone because many of… Continue Reading Putting the spotlight on Non-24-Hour Disorder
It is always sad to lose our friends and especially sad when they are Thought Leaders making huge positive changes in their lives. We lost two great leaders, people, advocates… Continue Reading We will miss Cynthia Waddell and Stephen Wing – What Will Your Legacy Be?
Isn’t Social Media about Sharing and Interacting? Or is it about worshipping the Elite among us? I find it interesting that some people/accounts collect followers but never follow back. I have decided NOT to follow people that do not follow others. I do not mean someone that has 20,000 following and they follow 15,000. I am talking about the person that… Continue Reading Are you too important to follow back or have a social conversation? Just curious?
I had the pleasure to attend and participate in the 2nd Annual M-Enabling Summit in Washington, DC. This conference set the bar high for other ICT Accessibility conferences. The content… Continue Reading 2013 M-Enabling Review: A Summit that Focused on Abilities
I am one of the 78 million baby boomers living and working in the US. It is interesting to chat with other baby boomers. Many have stuck their little toes… Continue Reading Baby Boomers: Find Your Voice using Social Media
I am proud to support Journey Along the Erie Canal. My friend John Robinson will ride from Buffalo NY to Albany, NY in 17 days. John is quad-amputee and the… Continue Reading I am proud to support Journey Along the Erie Canal
“Find Your Voice Using Social Media” To purchase a copy of my book, visit Amazon! Positive feedback is really appreciated too. The book focuses on how a corporation, brand or… Continue Reading Debra Ruh’s first book has published on Amazon and Kindle: “Find Your Voice Using Social Media”
The Second Annual Conference and Exhibition on Communications and Information Technology for People with Disabilities: Inclusion, Empowerment and Participation in Cairo, Egypt – April 2nd & 3rd 2013
The Second Annual Conference and Exhibition on Communications and Information Technology for People with Disabilities: Inclusion, Empowerment and Participation in Cairo, Egypt – April 2nd and 3rd 2013 In April 2013 my… Continue Reading The Second Annual Conference and Exhibition on Communications and Information Technology for People with Disabilities: Inclusion, Empowerment and Participation in Cairo, Egypt – April 2nd & 3rd 2013
Deb Dagit, President of Deb Dagit Diversity, LLC has 22 years’ experience as a diversity practitioner and has worked as a top executive in both the Information Technology and… Continue Reading Deb Dagit, President of Deb Dagit Diversity, LLC
Love, Compassion, Tenacity and a Desire to improve his Sister’s Life: A story about Eric Zeiberg By Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications What can we accomplish… Continue Reading Love, Compassion, Tenacity and Desire to improve his Sister’s Life – a story about Eric Zeiberg
Debra Ruh is featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. You can Check out the Article Here!
By Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications I am writing a series about people with abilities and am proud to tell the story of one amazing woman… Continue Reading Focus on Abilities, a series: Jessica Cox
Written by: Kimberly Vanderland on January 28, 2013. The workforce is changing due to deferred retirement of baby boomers and more rapid infusion of people with disabilities and wounded warriors. The workplace… Continue Reading Is our workforce ready for the coming changes? (White Paper)
The ROI of Hiring Technologists with Disabilities By Debra Ruh, Founder of TecAccess, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications Employers looking to gain a strategic edge may find that… Continue Reading The ROI of Hiring Technologists with Disabilities
Many people are surprised to learn just how much of the world’s population is affected by a disability, and how valuable accessible design of electronic and information technology (E&IT) also… Continue Reading Internet, Communications and Technology Inclusion
Why Is Apple Embracing the Community of People with Disabilities? By Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications Apple is said to be taking steps to make its… Continue Reading Why Is Apple Embracing the Community of People with Disabilities?
Debra Ruh argues that making digital publishing available to a broader range of people with disabilities is good for a company’s image, and good for the bottom line. The advent of… Continue Reading Taking the broader view of disability
By Debra Ruh, CEO and Founder of Ruh Global Communications My family has been an Amazon customer for many years and I use the Kindle application. I was discouraged to… Continue Reading Amazon, Kindle Fire – We JUST want to buy your products!
By Debra Ruh, Founder of TecAccess and CEO & Founder of Ruh Global Communications Do you believe you were born for a purpose? I believe we all have many things to… Continue Reading A Mother’s Story – How a Child born with Down syndrome Changed her life!
SmartMoney.Com By Diana Ransom WHEN GEORGE W. BUSH last year signed into law an expanded Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) that made it easier to qualify as disabled, employers worried what the… Continue Reading In Focus: When the Law Is In Flux
For many, the ability to telework — working remotely, usually from home, via computer — is viewed as a pleasant convenience, a benefit offered by progressive employers to enhance… Continue Reading Virtual Office, Real Accessibility: The TecAccess Story
Debra Ruh makes high-tech available to those who are Disabled TechAccess, works with businesses large and small to ensure the disabled can use their products. By David Karas, Contributor / August… Continue Reading Debra Ruh Makes High-tech available to those who are Disabled
Abstract: Technology is accessible if it can be used just as effectively by people with disabilities as it can by those without. Many people are surprised to learn just how… Continue Reading Accessibility Across the Globe: NEW DIRECTIONS, NEW POSSIBILITIES
Rockville, VA – October 16, 2008 — Richmond, Virginia – Style Weekly has selected Sara Ruh, inspiration for TecAccess, as one of 2008 “Top 40 Under 40” award winners.… Continue Reading Sara Ruh Wins Top 40 Under 40 Award