Much More Than Just an Accessibility Acronym

Ruh Global Communications Blogs

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

Tobii EyeMobile

Learning to Use an Augmentative Communication Device

Ruh Global Communications Blogs

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.  I had never been thrilled with the idea until recently. Back in the 1980’s, AAC devices had robotic sounding voices that some people couldn’t even… Continue Reading Learning to Use an Augmentative Communication Device

Police Departments Use AT to Communicate with The Deaf

Ruh Global Communications Blogs

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 further risk of injury or even death.  For instance, If someone with a hearing impairment is stopped by the police, they may be unable to… Continue Reading Police Departments Use AT to Communicate with The Deaf

Accessible Internet, Communications and Technology (ICT) – Bottomline Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Ruh Global Communications Blogs

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 to learn just how much of the world’s population is affected by a disability, and how valuable accessible design of ICT is to the global… Continue Reading Accessible Internet, Communications and Technology (ICT) – Bottomline Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Internet, Communications and Technology Inclusion

Ruh Global Communications Blogs

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 Technology (ICT) is to local, state, federal and government, private industry, and educational institutions across the globe. Making technology usable for all has become imperative… Continue Reading Internet, Communications and Technology Inclusion