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Vacationing With SMA as Your Travel Companion

By Halsey Blocher / 2021-09-24
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My family and I have just returned home from a fun-filled, relaxing vacation in Orlando, Florida. We haven’t taken a vacation in over two years,

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The Possibility of Radical Accessibility Is Here, as Told Through Lego and Gaming

By Sherry Toh / 2021-09-22
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“Hey, is that Lego?” my brother asks, a spark of interest in his eyes. He leans over to get a better view of my laptop.

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Neurodivergent Privelidge.

By Carrie Ravenscroft / 2021-09-20
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Sort of. Sometimes. But I’m also allowed to be angry.

Hi, I’m Carrie and I’m a neurodivergent, queer illustrator. Last year I was commissioned through

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Neurodivergent Privilege

By Carrie Ravenscroft / 2021-09-20
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Hi, I’m Carrie and I’m a neurodivergent, queer illustrator. Last year I was commissioned through DAO’s covid commissions to make a series of illustrations documenting

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I’m Worried About the KOTOR Remake

By Brianna Albers / 2021-09-20
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I knew I was in for a treat when a friend texted me in all caps: “BRIE BRIE BRIE!” I was so into the book

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#AXSChat with Felipe Betancur, inventor, social innovator, passionate about technology.

By AXSChat / 2021-09-17
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Felipe Betancur, inventor, social innovator, passionate about technology, innovation, entrepreneurship. Postgraduate in Accessibility and Design for all. Rebel against social inequality, I constantly seek to creatively help people with disabilities, the elderly and those who may need a boost in their ideas and projects to improve their quality of life.

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Action Alert: Ask your Senators to Protect Our Access to Voting!

By AAPD / 2021-09-17
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September 17, 2021

Today, we are calling on our network to take action to protect access to the ballot. The U.S. Senate is considering a voting rights bill called the John Lewis Voting Rights

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#AXSChat with June Lowery, Head of Unit “Accessibility, Multilingualism & Safer Internet at the …

By AXSChat / 2021-09-13
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June Lowery is Head of Unit and Deputy to the Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CNECT). She has worked for the EU institutions in Luxembourg for the past 25 years in a wide variety of fields including publications, finance, logistics, and digital inclusion. Her current responsibilities include web accessibility, language technology and online safety for children. She is also the CNECT equality coordinator. She is passionate about her job, and about making the digital world safer for children, and more accessible, inclusive and multilingual for all.

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How to Improve the Digital Accessibility of Your Business

By Belo Cipriani / 2021-09-12
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Roughly 61 million adults in the U.S. live with a disability, yet many businesses aren’t meeting the accessibility standards necessary to effectively reach this large percentage of the population. Helping businesses meet these standards is at the core of what we do at Oleb Media. However, a lot of business owners may be curious about simple actions they can take right now to make impactful improvements to their accessibility. That’s exactly the focus of a

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AXSChat with Debra, Ruh, Neil Milliken and Antonio Santos

By AXSChat / 2021-09-07
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Antonio Santos is a Social Media Business Evangelist and Senior Data Intelligence Expert, at Atos, focusing on Digital Inclusion, Social Media Engagement, and Social Business. He is a Sociologist with expertise on Applied Research; he previously worked in the Media, Military, Public Sector and Telecom before joining Siemens IT in 2006 in Cork and Atos in 2011. According to Onalytica who measures online presence and influence, Antonio is the 3rd most influential employee in the world, in Consulting based on data from Twitter and LinkedIn and number one on Sustainability amongst employees of the 48 most important consulting companies globally.

In 2014 with Debra Ruh and Neil Milliken he creates axschat. A weekly Twitter chat on diversity and inclusion, who become the most popular twitter conversation on that topic over the last six years. AXSChat was chosen by Valuable 500 CEO Caroline Casey to become one of their primary media partners and to support their efforts to create a community to revolutionise disability inclusion through business leadership and opportunity.

Debra Ruh is a seasoned entrepreneur that focuses on Global Disability Inclusion, ICT Accessibility, EmployAbility, Marketing and Communications Strategies and Digital Media. She has provided global leadership to governments, corporations, NGOs and DPO’s (Disability Persons Organizations) all over the world supporting research, outreach, marketing strategies, policy and standards initiatives with public- and private-sector. Policy, Legislative and Technical Experience includes the United Nations Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities (CRPD), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503, 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, W3C, WCAG 2.0 and ISO. Debra is also a seasoned Entrepreneur (founder of three firms): Ruh Global Communications, TecAccess, Strategic Performance Solutions.

Neil currently works for Atos as Head of Accessibility & Inclusion where his role is to help make the world a better place by delivering better technology for our customers and staff, embedding inclusive practice into the Business As Usual Processes of organisations with thousands of employees and turnovers numbering in billions.

He created the Atos Centre of Competence encompassing Accessibility, Inclusive Design and Assistive Technology Services. This team now services multiple accounts and delivers best practice, support and consultancy for the organisation. www.atos.net/iux

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