Sensitive Issue My daughter Siobhan is 20 years old and is non-vocal. She has never been left alone. Because of her cognitive deficits she needs assistance doing very basic things. Going to the bathroom is one of them. It is a sensitive issue for Siobhan. She doesn’t always take herself to the bathroom when she… Continue Reading Bathroom Gender
Celebrating Blogging Against Disablism Day Disablism Stops At Home Siobhan (Sha-vonn) is 17 years old. She lives with her parents, Joseph (me) and Linda, in Santa Monica, California, USA. She attends Santa Monica High School, swims in the pool there nearly every day, and goes to occupational and physical therapy a few times a week.… Continue Reading Morning of A Successful Communicator
I’m scheduled to do a presentation with Dennis Lebree, the developer of accessibletwitter.com at the: 25th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference March 22-27, 2010 Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel San Diego, CA See CSUN Center on Disabilities for registration info. Hope to see you all there! I’m also doing a presentation about managing… Continue Reading CSUN 2010: Accessibility of Twitter
I am writing this on behalf of Accessible Twitter and Dennis Lembree. In The Beginning I was consulting at Cornell University in 1991 when I saw the first Web pages on a NeXT computer. The first pages were rather accessible but there wasn’t any assistive technology on the NeXT computer at that time. JAWS for DOS… Continue Reading For Fun And For Free
In Siobhan, the Soundbeam, and Disablism I wrote of our continually failed quest (since 2003) to include our daughter, Siobhan, in the same wonderful music program as all the other kids in the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). Siobhan has some severe disabilities, but she’s fully capable of pushing a big red switch. The switch… Continue Reading News at 10: Hell Freezes Over!