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
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 believe that women should always support women. However, we fought hard for our feminist rights. We continue to fight for our rights. We need women… Continue Reading Women supporting women, people supporting people
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 make me smile and cringe because I figure the person is going to take a shot at my country. I am proud to be… Continue Reading Troubling web accessibility trends in the U.S.
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 inclusion, accessibility of information and accessibility of technology products. You may also watch the interview with Debra Ruh on TVOntario’s February 2, 2015 edition of The Agenda With… Continue Reading Debra Ruh on “The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Discussing abilities in disabilities”