The Media Shines Brighter Spotlight on PWD

The Media Shines Brighter Spotlight on Persons with Disabilities

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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 helpless, heroic, or mean.  It did not show us as people who held jobs, were in romantic relationships, or raised families.  These portrayals are based on Dark Ages perceptions of… Continue Reading The Media Shines Brighter Spotlight on Persons with Disabilities

Calling-Out the “Call Out”

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Written by Sarah Lee Blogger, Writer, & Systems Administrator at Ruh Global Communications Facebook and other social sites are ubiquitous in today’s society. They bleed over from business into personal and then back again. This can be really great, but of course there are some disadvantages to constant social streaming. The internet has always been a place where people can… Continue Reading Calling-Out the “Call Out”

Celebrate GAAD

Celebrating Global Accessibility Day through Brands

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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 technology (e.g. Internet, mobile, software) is vital to persons with disabilities.  If digital technology isn’t accessible, many of us can’t work, shop, bank, or socialize. According to the National Telecommunications and… Continue Reading Celebrating Global Accessibility Day through Brands

Much More Than Just an Accessibility Acronym

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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 title after I took the certification exam in January. I’m excited and honored to be among the few so far to be recognized as an expert in the accessibility industry.… Continue Reading Much More Than Just an Accessibility Acronym

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Virtual Reality Opens Doors but Not Wide Enough

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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