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The View From My Chair by Frank Petrie

The View From My Chair by Frank Petrie

It is hard to imagine being in other people’s shoes, but it is even harder to imagine being in someone else’s chair.  For Frank Petrie, the most common phrase he hears from non-wheelchair users is “I can only imagine.” This expression was the inspiration for “The View...

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Experiencing New Lives When You Are Disabled During a Pandemic

Experiencing New Lives When You Are Disabled During a Pandemic

Being a Deaf individual during the coronavirus pandemic has been scary. Not only has access to critical information, including press conferences at the federal, state and local levels, been limited, my wife and I worry about communication access at the hospital when...

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How to Get Cultured During the Current Quarantine

How to Get Cultured During the Current Quarantine

NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT Last night I went to see a play.  I had the best seats in the house, and I enjoyed some delicious fried shrimp and KoolAde which I served myself 5 minutes before the play started. The play?  Teenage Dick, a re-engineering of William...

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My SMART Friends

My SMART Friends

This guest post was written by one of my SMARTEST friends--REVECA TORRES! My Smart Friends By Reveca Torres Let me introduce you to my friends. They are so smart, and I know you will love them. My favorite friend is Nestor (Nest Smart Thermostat). He knows when to...

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Inspired Conversation with Ashley & Nicole Llorens

Inspired Conversation with Ashley & Nicole Llorens

A guest post by Christine Kerr Many people talk about the bond that exists between twins. It is often said that they understand each other and communicate in a way that is described as different, somehow deeper than the bonds of regular siblings, and friendships. I...

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The Violence of Hostile Accomodation

The Violence of Hostile Accomodation

Guest Post by ChrisTiana ObeySumner Originally published by the South Seattle Emerald I recently signed my first commercial lease and moved into my first solid office space. It is exciting to finally be able to create an environment that would mitigate barriers that...

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Do You Want Me At Your Meeting?  Make it Accessible!

Do You Want Me At Your Meeting? Make it Accessible!

Guest post Sheri Byrne-Haber discusses the importance of accessibility for a person in a wheelchair or with a disability. Sheri Byrne-Haber is a CPACC Certified Accessibility professional with degrees in CS, law, business. Sheri is also a wheelchair user w/ a deaf...

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Look OUT World!  Here comes Fun4thedisabled

Look OUT World! Here comes Fun4thedisabled

Fun4thedisabled's Vanessa Harris is introduced to the world by Claire D'All, where they talk about how Vanessa gives the disabled access to education, inspiration, and a feeling of community. Through Fun4thedisabled, Vanessa brings light to those with disabilities,...

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An Inspired Conversation with Reveca Torres by Christine Kerr

An Inspired Conversation with Reveca Torres by Christine Kerr

The following blog was written by Christine Kerr, a disabled blogger who lives in Australia.  Her blog is about a fascinating mutual friend, Reveca Torres, an artist and disability activist who lives in the USA.  This is what Christine has to say: When you think of...

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Happy Earth Week 49 Years Later

Happy Earth Week 49 Years Later

The first Earth Day was in 1970 and I was in high school.  We did a team project which was a photo essay of the waste dumps in the Chicagoland area set to music by Stephen Stills.  That project inspired me to follow my dream of trying to save the world so I decided to...

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