Blind Person with White Cane

To Acknowledge or Not to Acknowledge

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Imagine you are walking down the street with a group of friends chatting about the newest iPhone or current events. Ahead, you notice a person who is blind navigating with a white cane coming toward your group. There is a narrow path, and your group needs to get past the person walking toward you. Read more

Christy Herzing

The Fight for ‘Normal’

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Throughout history, people with disabilities have been hidden away, abused, used as props, praised extensively for everyday tasks, mocked and simply been made to feel less than because we aren’t society’s definition of “normal.” Read more

Christy Herzing

It’s Easy to Generalize Disability

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While I normally spend my days with business leaders coordinating training, education and accessibility surveys, I recently had the opportunity to present disability awareness training on visual impairments to fourth graders. Read more

The Lens of Ability: Disability Etiquette

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At Paraquad, we are often asked how people with disabilities adapt and do things differently to accomplish everyday tasks independently or with assistance. The Lens of Ability hopes to answer those questions through firsthand accounts of people living with a disability. Read more

Anna Corbitt

Wheelchair Etiquette in 8 Easy Steps

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As a user of a power wheelchair since I was five, I’ve become quite the expert on etiquette for interacting with someone in a wheelchair. As an extremely outspoken person, I haven’t hesitated to let people know that they should or shouldn’t do something with regard to a wheelchair. Read more