Living Afraid: Impacts of Anxiety and UDL with WCAG Solutions

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The questions spiral down to ever-increasing depths of unfounded possibilities and settles into a full rolling boil of panic. Blood pressure rises. Heart rate soars. All this physical and mental reaction occurs before the dog even makes his way over for morning scratches. This is how the day may start for a person living with an anxiety disorder. Continue Reading Living Afraid: Impacts of Anxiety and UDL with WCAG Solutions

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Internet: Citizenship Opportunities for Children and Youth.

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Internet, new opportunities for citizenship and participation for Children and Youth. By David Pérez and Manfred Chinchilla According to UNESCO Citizenship can be defined as the status of having the right to participate in and to be represented in politics, it can also be defined as a collection of rights and obligations that give a person a formal juridical identity… Continue Reading Internet: Citizenship Opportunities for Children and Youth.

Why Weaken ADA by Rosemary Musachio

Why Weaken the ADA by Rosemary Musachio

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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, professors, and everyone else who serve the public still regard, or try to regard, persons with disabilities (PWD) as equal?  Would braille numbers be removed from elevators, captions be stripped… Continue Reading Why Weaken the ADA by Rosemary Musachio

Inivisible Disabilities

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I am one of the 74% of people with disabilities that have an invisible disability[1]. But I wasn’t even aware that I had a disability until I was filling out paperwork for a state identification card at the DMV. One of the last questions on the form read: “Do you have a disability? A disability is defined as a physical… Continue Reading Inivisible Disabilities

Traveling in a Wheelchair the ups and downs

Traveling in a Wheelchair Ups and Downs

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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 a line from the first poem I wrote: “If I was a bird, I’d fly to every country I could find”.  Although I’ve always been in a wheelchair, I didn’t… Continue Reading Traveling in a Wheelchair Ups and Downs