Virtual Reality Opens Doors but Not Wide Enough

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 21st century.  VR allows users to perceive real-life experiences through simulated events and objects.  The simulations are controlled by body movements, switches, and levers.  By wearing a helmet with a… Continue Reading Virtual Reality Opens Doors but Not Wide Enough

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Learning to Use an Augmentative Communication Device

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 augmentative assistive communication (AAC) devices.  I had never been thrilled with the idea until recently. Back in the 1980’s, AAC devices had robotic sounding voices that some people couldn’t even… Continue Reading Learning to Use an Augmentative Communication Device

At last, The Refresh of Section 508 by Debra Ruh and Rosemary Musachio

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, until the latter date, federally created information and communication technology (ICT) still has to comply with Section 508. Federal agencies and contractors will be required to comply with Section 508… Continue Reading At last, The Refresh of Section 508 by Debra Ruh and Rosemary Musachio

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Disability Integration Act Can’t Go Wrong

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 use my hands to perform daily tasks.  Yet, I work from home as Chief Accessibility Officer for Ruh Global Communications.  Until recently, my mother has been Rosemary photographed with her… Continue Reading Disability Integration Act Can’t Go Wrong

Ability Magazine: Debra Ruh, Tapping Into disABILITY

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 and happened to have Down syndrome. Ruh found the world had very low expectations for Sara. Later, Ruh was drawn to Virginia for both work and better educational opportunities for… Continue Reading Ability Magazine: Debra Ruh, Tapping Into disABILITY

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ICT Refresh Finally Becoming Reality

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 don’t reflect modern technological advancements or are comparable with international standards.  In 2010, the U.S. Access Board realized Section 508 needed to be updated to meet the ever changing technological… Continue Reading ICT Refresh Finally Becoming Reality

Trailblazing 2016

TRAILBLAZING 2016 TO TARGET IMPROVING DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT, INCLUSION AND WORKFORCE SUSTAINABILITY DURING ONE-DAY CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 AT BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Jose Velasco, Global Lead at SAP Technologies ‘Autism at Work’ program, speaks for first-time in South Florida as Special Guest Speaker   PEMBROKE PINES, FL, USA August 22, 2016 – Trailblazing 2016 – envisioned by Nelson… Continue Reading Trailblazing 2016

“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 — G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies announced today the publication of a new book authored by Debra Ruh, G3ict’s EmployAbility Program Chair. In this book, Tapping… 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