How to Talk to Children About Disability

How to Talk to Children About Disability

As adults, it is our privilege and responsibility to teach our children about the world and the way in which it works. Some lessons seem to come more naturally than others. "Don't touch the hotplate" and "look before you cross the road" balance readily on the tips of our tongues. Talking to children about disability seems harder, perhaps because we, too, have so much left to learn.

Posted on 3/19/2019 | 0 comments


Wheelchair Rugby in Photos

Wheelchair Rugby in Photos

On January 18, 2019, the All People's Life Center hosted the 2019 Tampa International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. I attended this event for the second year in a row. Through the explosive booms of colliding wheelchairs, I had to navigate the interaction between myself, coworkers, customers, and representatives from different vendors. The action makes it easy to forget that you are representing a company, and that you aren't there to simply spectate.

Posted on 3/12/2019 | 0 comments


Disabled Access Day 2019

Disabled Access Day 2019

Disabled Access Day, March 16th, is a day celebrated by places and spaces all over the UK and beyond. The day started in 2015 as a day to celebrate accessibility and to create opportunities for people to try new things in a fun and welcoming environment.

Posted on 3/5/2019 | 0 comments


Why I Love Rolling Around Magic Kingdom as a Power Wheelchair User

Why I Love Rolling Around Magic Kingdom as a Power Wheelchair User

Walt Disney World is one of my favorite places on the planet, and more specifically I really love Magic Kingdom. Sure, it is the more kid-friendly of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World, but it's also the most accessible in my opinion.

Posted on 2/26/2019 | 0 comments


Language and Equality for People with Disabilities

Language and Equality for People with Disabilities

The words we use in everyday conversation have the undeniable ability to either empower or oppress others. If we use positive words to describe people, we can help to foster their sense of pride, identity, and purpose. But if we use derogatory words, like ableist slurs, we can cause the opposite effect even if we do not mean to.

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