July is Disability Pride Month, and there are many ways you can celebrate and uplift those of us living with disabilities! The following tips are some of our favorite ways to show our pride. #1 Learn about disability pride history Why is July disability pride month? The anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)… Continue Reading Disability Pride Month: 3 Ways to Celebrate
Complete presentation found here: https://youtu.be/cSHXN7ot-Rk When we look back over history and examine the laws and societal norms that have emerged, it’s not difficult to understand the digital exclusion people with disabilities are encountering today. In fact, the persistence in which the digital accessibility industry seeks to exclude such users, matches closely the attitudes toward… Continue Reading How History, Laws and Societal Norms Continue to Exclude Users with Disabilities from the Digital Experience
It’s not always easy for us to explain to clients that what most people living with disabilities want, includes the ability to decide HOW we access websites…tools (overlays) appear to many of us more about making the companies and developers feel better, than creating an accessible option for us, because they can consider our accessibility needs “fixed.” Continue Reading Are Accessibility Overlays Overbaked?
But making statements about someone else’s experience…may invalidate the person’s experience. You may feel much better after telling someone that you “identify” with their experience. And while all of these things may serve a good intention, your voice may not be the one that needs to be heard right now. Continue Reading Public Statements and Listening vs. Hearing