Posted on February 25, 2016
Question: How many times in the 15 debates for president have moderators specifically asked candidates about issues concerning disability?
a. 1 b. 5 c. 7 d. 11
If you answered b or c, thinking five or seven times sounds about right and should seem reasonable to the one-in-five people watching the debates who have a disability (and the more than 50 million Americans who live with a disability), you’re mistaken. The answer is “a” – one time. In September,
This entry was posted in accessibility, Americans with Disabilities Act, autism, Education, employment, Health and Wellness, inclusion, people with disabilities, public policy, Uncategorized and tagged Alzheimer's, autism, Ben Carson, Bernie Sanders, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, presidential debates, Social Security Disability Insurance Program, Ted Cruz, Tom Harkin.
Posted on January 7, 2016
Now that Kent has joined Sussex and New Castle counties in offering people the option of creating their own profile within the 9-1-1 system that would inform first responders of their special support needs, there’s really no good reason for Delaware residents to be without this Smart911 service.
Not sure if you can afford it? You can. It’s free.
Concerned about the possibility of identity theft? Loss of privacy? You wouldn’t be the only one. “Big Brother has enough
This entry was posted in accessibility, autism, community living, developmental disabilities, Health and Wellness, physical disabilities, Uncategorized and tagged first responders, Kent County, New Castle County, Smart911, Sussex County.
Posted on November 24, 2015
My voice recognition software is all out of sorts today. When I say something, it decides to write down something completely different than what I said. Too often, it decides to end a sentence in the wrong place and to start a new sentence with the word and.
I am sure some of you can relate when your voice recognition software on your phone decides to call a different person than you wanted. Maybe you tell the voice recognition
Posted on November 10, 2015
The rich, smooth voice that reached me through Pandora at home the other day made me stop in mid-step on the staircase. I had to know who it was. Jazz singer Melody Gardot, the screen on my phone read. And what a photo! Cool sunglasses, gorgeous and put together … she’s got it made,” I thought. “Watch out Diana Krall!” After more Gardot songs played on my speakers, I looked into her in more detail.
Turns out that Gardot
This entry was posted in accessibility, The Arts, traumatic brain injuries, Uncategorized and tagged 4 Wheel City, Can Do Musos, Diana Krall, JoAnna Johnson, Lupus SLE, Melody Gardot, Rudely Interrupted, traumatic brain injuries.
Posted on October 30, 2015
This month while observing athletes participating in a Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) at the Mary Campbell Center in Delaware I was reminded that each one of us has the ability to contribute and accomplish great things.
According to Special Olympics of Delaware, MATP is a noncompetitive program designed for athletes who are unable to participate in competitive sporting events because of their skills and functional abilities. MATP is able to prepare the individuals for activities designed for their ability level by