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
I am one of the 74% of people with disabilities that have an invisible disability. 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
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
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 areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another… Continue Reading Smart city means building an inclusive society for all.
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 married to a woman without a disability. Why is that news, I thought. Thousands of couples marry each day, yet their nuptials aren’t featured on the six o’clock news. Like… Continue Reading Disability and Romance – Quite An Interlude