November 1, 2015

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

November is National Family Caregiver Month 2015. The great people at the Caregiver Action Network have some amazing resources for family caregivers. Whether you are a recent caregiver, or you have been a caregiver all your life, there is always more to learn.
March 1, 2016

Access for All: A Conversation with Seth Bravin

From IBM to the United States Business Leadership Network Conference, Seth Bravin brings over a decade of accessibility expertise to the George Washington University. Bravin joined Disability Support Services (DSS) just last year as the new associate director of technology access.
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October 20, 2015

ADHD and the Protection Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The terms ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are often used jokingly to excuse someone’s inability to focus.  However, ADHD is no joke - it is a pervasive disorder that  an estimated 4% of adults manage every day.

March 1, 2016

An Open Letter to Restaurateurs and Restaurant Staff

Dear Restaurateurs and Restaurant Staff,

I love eating out! I really do. Eating out lets me experience flavors, sights, and sounds from around the world. If the staff and restaurant have made for a good experience, I leave feeling satisfied, enriched, and even a little bit pampered.

But, as an individual who uses a wheelchair, I find that many of you have a bit to learn about how to make people like me feel welcome in your establishment. Unsure about how to do this? Fear not! I am here to help with a list of Top Five Things Restaurants Can Do To Make Individuals Who Use Wheelchairs Roll In. So, let’s get right into it.

October 26, 2015

Apps for Organization and Job Readiness

While cell phones are often seen as a nuisance or distraction, they can also be invaluable tools in the business world for maintaining communication, managing a schedule and building time management skills. For people with cognitive disabilities, smartphones can bridge a crucial gap in skills so that they don’t become barriers to employment or independence.

October 23, 2015

Checklist for College Students with Disabilities

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June 24, 2014

Hiring People with Disabilities: Improving Inclusivity

As a recruiting manager staffing for clients such as Google and Apple, I was concerned about three things: experience, unemployment gaps, and the probability of the person becoming a long-term employee.

I interviewed few disabled candidates and rarely considered their job prospects. As a recruiter, I rarely debated if and how they would be able to perform the duties of a position. I soon found a new perspective — one that changed the way I viewed both the role of the recruiter and the place of people with disabilities in the job market.

Moms and Dads
February 29, 2016

Is There a Difference Between Caring for Moms and Dads?

Much has been written about the Sandwich Generation — that population of 24 million caregivers who are squeezed between caring for children while simultaneously caring for an older parent. According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 47 percent of people in their 40s and 50s fall into the Sandwich Generation category and one in seven of these adults are providing financial assistance to college-age children and older parents.


March 1, 2016

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March 1, 2016

Service Provider Profile: The National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Many people have never heard of a small building in Southeast Washington DC called The National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, doesn’t have quite the same ring as The Library of Congress. But for blind people and individuals with physical handicaps this can be an important tool.

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October 27, 2015

Tips for a Safe and Accessible Halloween

Recently, disability advocates cheered when Target featured a girl with a disability dressed as Princess Elsa from the movie Frozen in their advertisement for Halloween costumes. This quiet inclusion is a step in the right direction for creating an accessible Halloween and safe space for everyone. Here are few tips for you to implement at home for your family and guests this year.
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September 11, 2014

Travel Industry Take Note: On Traveling with Disabilities

Nothing arouses my senses quite like a new city. In major metropolitan centers, there are a multitude of things that scream out, “Here! Come here. We’ve got something fascinating in store for you.”

A street full of manic traffic informs me it’s a major thoroughfare and I should use it to navigate this new domain.

The smell of coffee whispers, “We can awaken your brain with a delicious cup of brew.”

The distinct scent of certain chemicals gently reminds me I’m due for my bi-weekly haircut.

And, once night descends, the laughter and music radiating from doorways is an open invitation to go dance the night away in a club. Walking back to my hotel, I know my face will soon be hitting the pillow when I smell the pizzeria right next door.

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May 15, 2015

What is the Americans With Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly known as the ADA, is considered one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation for people with disabilities. Passed in 1990 and amended in 2008, the ADA attempts to provide equal opportunities for people with disabilities in all facets of public life.