Social Media and Accessibility

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Social Media and Accessibility By Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications I am a big communicator and to be honest it got in trouble a lot in school for chattering.  In High School, teachers said that I couldn’t stop talking and my Mom often got notes about this issue.  I remember in 5th grade my teacher saying if one… Continue Reading Social Media and Accessibility

The ROI of Hiring Technologists with Disabilities

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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 an attractive return on investment.  Technologists with disabilities give everyone from private industry to educational institutions a way to improve the accessibility of their technology,… Continue Reading The ROI of Hiring Technologists with Disabilities

Mobile Phone and Accessibility

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What type of mobile phone user are you?  Are you a Blackberry, Android, iPhone or another device?  I am still a Blackberry user and fairly happy but peeking over the fence at iPhone and Androids.  At first I stayed with the Blackberry because I travel internationally and they seemed to get better coverage.  Plus I work all the time (bad… Continue Reading Mobile Phone and Accessibility

Tribute to Steve Jobs

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What obligation do we have to society?  Are we born to improve lives for other people or to just take care of ourselves and our families?  I believe that we are born into this amazing and complicated world to contribute.   We should use the many gifts we have to make the world a better place.   I also believe we can… Continue Reading Tribute to Steve Jobs

Taking the broader view of disability

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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 gone some way to making books accessible to more people with disabilities (PwD), but there is a long way to go. Part of the problem… Continue Reading Taking the broader view of disability