Disability Inclusion Insights and Resources
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We need to talk about Universal Basic Income, Temporary Basic Income, Economic Inequality, and COVID-19.
“Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it…to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.” – Alvin Toffler Economic Inequality. Economic inequality has been… Continue Reading We need to talk about Universal Basic Income, Temporary Basic Income, Economic Inequality, and COVID-19.
Huawei has been committed to “Bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world”. It is a leading global provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.… Continue Reading Huawei RURALSTAR: An innovation for improving the economics of rural connectivity in Africa
BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES OF OBTAINING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
Access to quality education is the basic right of every individual. However, it’s not the case for a lot of people. Some of them have to fight hard just to get the education that they… Continue Reading BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES OF OBTAINING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
Now more than ever, digital skills are important to how populations prepare for the economy of the future, and while efforts are underway to mobilize the masses in meeting the challenges of the information technology… Continue Reading Digitruck Huawei for bridging the digital divide and reduces rural inequality
In my previous blog, I talked about the changes and silver linings that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into our lives. We need the positive things that we can hold onto in these tough times.… Continue Reading COVID-19 – JOURNEY TO EMBRACING THE NEW NORMAL
“Americans are punitive by nature. However, we are also compassionate, and equality is built into our foundation. So, it is not surprising that incarcerating certain groups of individuals has caused a heated debate about whether… Continue Reading Prison reform, inmates with disabilities, covid-19, and safety for all
A few months ago in Challenges of Non-verbal Patients and Communication Solutions, I recounted my experience during a recent hospital stay where communication barriers made it a nightmare. I wrote how having a caregiver or… Continue Reading Federal Intervention to Protect Patients with Disabilities
COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of struggles all over the world. I wrote about this in my previous article, Impact Of COVID-19 On Persons With Disabilities In ASEAN Countries. My article speaks to my… Continue Reading COVID-19: CHANGES AND SILVER LININGS
The technological revolution is transforming our lives at breakneck speed, dramatically altering the ways in which we work, learn, and even live together. Alongside the increasingly sophisticated use of big data, AI is undergoing exponential… Continue Reading Inclusion and Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
When the World Health Organization declared the COVID19 as a pandemic; it felt like the world had taken a halt in most countries. We all felt the impact and were sent home to stay safe.… Continue Reading Impact of COVID-19 on Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN Countries
First, they came for Huawei – now TikTok and other Chinese apps are at risk in the USA – is this retaliation? Is this a tech war?
“Experts on China are reading the tea leaves that a ban on TikTok is imminent as the United States puts pressure on Chinese companies”. It is sad to watch some top officials in the government… Continue Reading First, they came for Huawei – now TikTok and other Chinese apps are at risk in the USA – is this retaliation? Is this a tech war?
Hear our voices: people with disabilities during the covid19 outbreak in the middle east and north Africa.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have rapidly reacted to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19). With all necessary caution at this stage of the pandemic, contagion seems limited so far, and the… Continue Reading Hear our voices: people with disabilities during the covid19 outbreak in the middle east and north Africa.
Voice assistants and smart home technologies transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly.
We are in the golden age of innovations, an era in which digital technology is transforming the underpinnings of human existence, transforming lives within the community of disability and the elderly. This revolution is impacting… Continue Reading Voice assistants and smart home technologies transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly.
Technology must work for everyone and must represent the requirements and needs of us of all. Women are half of the world’s population, and as such, they need to be an integral part of Sustainable… Continue Reading Women in the Digital Era: Inclusion, Equality, Leadership.
On July 26, 2020 the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) celebrates its 30th anniversary. As all of you should know, the ADA entitles persons with disabilities (PwDs) equal access to every aspect of American society, thus… Continue Reading Crip Camp: The Nucleus of The ADA
Since 2001, I have been supporting corporations that are helping to solve some of the world’s largest problems including disability inclusion, Tech4All, Tech4Good, Digital Inclusion and Climate Change. In 2019, I visited Huawei to learn… Continue Reading Openness, Competition, and Collaboration – Stronger Together
Over a month ago, I became ill, throwing up all through the night. Paramedics came in the morning wearing masks, which is the standard procedure nowadays to protect against COVID-19. Luckily, my caregiver was there… Continue Reading Challenges of Non-Verbal Patients and Communication Solutions
Semiconductor Industry and the Global Supply Chain: Let’s work together to assure Digital Inclusion across the World
Over the past 30 years, the semiconductor industry has been at the heart of technological advances that have generated enormous benefits for the US economy, US defense capabilities, and consumers and enterprises around the world.… Continue Reading Semiconductor Industry and the Global Supply Chain: Let’s work together to assure Digital Inclusion across the World
Education can help move people out of poverty and give all of us, especially children, the chance for a better life. Education can also change the lives of adults that did not have access to… Continue Reading Education for All – How Corporations can add Value to the Efforts
Corporations are working to reduce their carbon footprints in their operations and to implement climate change measures throughout their global footprint. Many forward thinking corporations are letting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guide and inform these… Continue Reading Exploring Corporations that are having Social Impact and Climate Action: Huawei
How Corporations can show leadership and help during these changing times!!! I am proud to write and speak about the inclusion needs of my community, persons with disabilities, in all aspects of society. Climate Action… Continue Reading Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Change, and Disability Inclusion
In the summer of 2019, Huawei invited me to attend Huawei Connect 2019 in Shanghai. One of my professional colleagues told me that I should shy away from Huawei since they were a Chinese corporation. … Continue Reading Digital Inclusion for Rural Communities in the United States and around the World
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America (January 9, 2020) Ruh Global IMPACT, a disability inclusion consulting firm, announced today the promotion of David Pérez to Chief Financial Officer. Pérez will ensure profitability and growth through… Continue Reading Ruh Global IMPACT promotes David Pérez to Chief Financial Officer.
Until 7 years ago, my then 80-year-old mother provided for my personal care needs for most of my life, except when friends accompanied me on trips. She bathed, dressed, groomed, and fed me. Additionally, she did all of the household chores. Continue Reading Caregiving from All Sides
I had the pleasure to interview Tanya Sheckley of UP ACADEMY located in San Mateo, CA on my Show – Human Potential at Work. UP ACADEMY is an elementary lab school for the inclusion of… Continue Reading Time to Educate and Employ Persons with Disabilities
Today, we face an enormous wave of innovation, across many areas that are changing the way we live, work, play and communicate. Everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, TECH4ALL, TECH4GOOD, AI4GOOD, Social Media, The Digital… Continue Reading Huawei Connect 2019 / TECH4ALL, TECH4GOOD, & Digital Inclusion
The world has around 1.3 billion people with disabilities (PwDs). In other words, one out of five persons has some type of disability. Like everybody else, we want and need to earn and spend money.… Continue Reading Businesses Reaching Out to Persons with Disabilities by Rosemary Musachio
When two persons take the big leap into matrimony, they vow to love each other for better or worse, in sickness or health. Those vows may be more powerful when one or both marriage partners… Continue Reading Love Concurs Challenges by Rosemary Musachio
Today, May 16, we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). As the name suggests, GAAD highlights all that is and should be accessible. By promoting these ideals through innovations and legal action, the public will continue to… Continue Reading Celebrating GAAD With Innovation and Legal Clout by Rosemary Musachio
Silicon Valley has served as a beacon of technological innovation for decades. In the area of diversity, however, they have historically struggled. Making an effort to include individuals with disabilities at all levels of a company has the potential to drive business strategy further into the future, and create a society that is more cognizant and appreciative of one another’s differences. Continue Reading 3 Ways Inclusion Drives Technology Strategy
Medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, including Ohio. The constituents and lawmakers of these states have seen the light. They’ve read the facts, seen results, or experienced the effects of the beneficial drug to… Continue Reading The Need for Medical Marijuana Nationwide
In pondering the many things we have to be thankful for this year, here are seven people, living and dead, who enriched our understanding of people with disabilities and made the world a better place. Some you know. Some you don’t. Continue Reading Happy Thanksgiving- Celebrating the Contributions of Seven Individuals With Disabilities
I am a disabled activist and researcher born in Egypt, who lived through many barriers and deprivations that face disabled people in accessing basic services. At my segregated boarding school for blind students in Egypt, I gained many Continue Reading This is my story, let’s start
By Elizabeth Lockwood Ph. D.
Recently Sian Tesni, Senior Education Advisor at CBM, and I had the fantastic opportunity to meet with deaf leaders in Vietnam. We met with dynamic leaders, Ling from Hanoi and Huong from Ho Chi Minh City. Continue Reading Meeting deaf leaders from Vietnam
That’s how it is with purple, a hue that communicates royalty, majesty, and power.
And that is what brings us to the #PurpleLightUp movement, a global call to action that demands that the voices of all people around the world be heard, specifically people with disabilities and their inclusion in the workforce. Continue Reading #PurpleLightUp
We are very proud of our team fantastic team of Hosts and Leaders of #AXSchat: Antonio Santos, Neil Milliken and our very own Debra Ruh of course with the help of the amazing #AXSchat community. Have won the award for Best Digital Campaign in the European Digital Mindset Awards. Continue Reading Sara Ruh Featured on Runway of Dreams. NYC Fashion Week.
The IoT is what we can call the next step in the evolution of wireless networks, the progress that has been made from closed networks to enterprise IT networks to the internet has been faster than anticipated and it is expected that by the year 2020 nearly 50 billion things will comprise the IoT, creating a $1.7 trillion market. Continue Reading IoT in the household: An opportunity for development.
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
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… Continue Reading Internet: Citizenship Opportunities for Children and Youth.
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… 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 a line from the first… 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… 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 agree that healthcare is something… 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 married to a woman without… 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 helpless, heroic, or mean. It… 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 together to produce a set… 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 that this market influences over… 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 recognition to real inequality.” In… Continue Reading People with Disabilities in Latin America
Guest: LaMondré Pough Guest Title: CEO and Founder Date: July 19, 2017 Guest Company: LaMondré Pough Unlimited [Intro Music] Debra Ruh: Hello everyone, this is Debra Ruh and you’re listening to Human Potential… Continue Reading #65: Thriving and Succeeding With Spinal Muscular Atrophy
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)… Continue Reading Celebrating Global Accessibility Day through Brands
David Banes, founder of David Banes Access and Inclusion, discusses how technology is impacting persons with disabilities and some of the opportunities and challenges that remain when it comes to creating assistive technologies. Discover a big shift… Continue Reading #55: The Impact of Mainstream and Assistive Technologies
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… 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 21st century. VR allows users… 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 augmentative assistive communication (AAC) devices. … 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, until the latter date, federally… 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 exam because my cerebral palsy… 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 use my hands to perform… 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 and happened to have Down… 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 don’t reflect modern technological advancements… 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 Officer, Rosemary Musachio. Rosemary was… 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 financial support. She lives at… Continue Reading The ABC’s of Ticket to Work Program
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,… 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… 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 you get tons of results. … 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 have to produce robust growth,… 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 the best service and quality… 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 has written her second book… 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 projects. I will ensure that… 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 Communications, an international leader in… 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 of today are the mainstream… 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 Strategic Digital Marketing Firm of… 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, unnecessary agitation or force, or… 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 history. Many people are surprised… 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 down to younger women. I… 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. Streitz will have overall responsibility… 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 this: “You Americans..” That always… 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 angry. Rather than the anger… 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 sonrisa por la relación es… 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 the beauty sector codes as… 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 used to market politicians and… 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 exam because my cerebral palsy… 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 With Disabilities? A Tribute to… 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 as reduce risks. Disability inclusion… 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 services is not only an… 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 podcasting. Luckily everyone here at… 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 shaped the narrative of her… Continue Reading Thankful for the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
“Supporting children with disabilities and becoming a role model for other philanthropists.” By Debra Ruh I had the pleasure to interview Jay Ruderman. He is the President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, an impressive organization that… Continue Reading Focus on Jay Ruderman
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 consulting firm focused on disability… 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 communications and digital marketing firm,… 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 accomplished those goals and her… 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 scientific advances that are augmenting… 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 minority group. With the Baby… 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 has become more and more… 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 and WHO 1 in 3 women… 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 be negatively and personally impacted… 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 not be seen only as… 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 community of PwD is starting… 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 iPhone 6 questions loom about… 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 being made all over the… 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 of a disability then it… 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 you have a tattoo? Whats… 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 a life through the means… 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 can also help me spread… 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 is 4’8. But it is… 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 are aging and acquiring disabilities… 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 my friends have the same… 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 and friends in 2013. I… 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 has 2,230,000 following and they… 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 focused in ways Mobile Accessibility… 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 in the water. They may… 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 founder of Our Ability. They… 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 individual can use Social Media… 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 daughter Sara Ruh (born with… 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 Health care fields informing both… 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 when we put our minds… 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 named Jessica Cox. I am… 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 will need to adjust to… 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 hiring technologists with disabilities provides… 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 known as Internet, Communications and… 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 iPhone and iPad more user-friendly… 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 print-on-demand (POD) and ebooks has… 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 learn that Amazon’s latest Kindle… 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 accomplish in our lives. Since… 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 impact would be on their… 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 the work environment. But for… 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 2, 2011 Christian Science Monitor… 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 much of the world’s population… 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. Top 40 Under 40, which… Continue Reading Sara Ruh Wins Top 40 Under 40 Award
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