Access Granted

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A Solution to Drive-Through Lawsuits at the Drive-Thru

There are many news reports about discrimination at restaurant drive-thru windows. As a Deaf person, I avoid using the drive-thru window at fast food restaurants because of the inaccessibility.

Adaptive Hunting and Conservation

The impact of outdoor recreation on some people with disabilities can monumental. This can be as simple as accessing the wilderness or viewing animals in the wild. Many believe that being outdoors can help heal the body and soul.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Today, I would like to share the rich history in the United States of increasing awareness around employment for those with disabilities.

Welcoming individuals with Disabilities to the Rocky Mountain Region

The Rocky Mountain Region is a big beautiful place that is becoming accessible to all.

Evaluating Website Accessibility – Best Practice: WCAG 2.0 or 2.1?

Recently, I received the following request for clarification: I’m interested in any info you guys can provide on WCAG 2.1 guidelines. I’ve always been referencing WCAG 2.0 when discussing accessibility internally or externally. I’ve started to see clients reference a WCAG 2.1 standard over the last few weeks. I know things change quickly…just wondering if 2.1 is the new standard and when you guys expect/know that it will go into effect?

How Deaf people influenced the passage of the ADA

A bit of history behind the ADA in the USA (and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – UN CRPD)

Power Soccer

A soccer match includes 2 teams of 4 powerchair users. On average teams have 8 total players. 4 to play and 4 used as substitutes. The overall goal is to take an 18-inch oversized soccer ball over the opposing teams goal line. The game is played indoors in a gymnasium on a regulation sized basketball court.

Models of Disability: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Consider how disability has been viewed through the ages, and how you might be viewing disability today.

Resisting the urge to say "Get a New Job!"

When I first started doing technical assistance, I struggled with resisting the urge to tell people to leave the situation in which their rights are being violated

It Takes a Team to Win

I explain my path to becoming an elite para cyclist through a support network and make a comparison to the ADA.