Adaptive Technology

#MeAsWell

#MeAsWell

My mentors are critical of the trajectory of my career.   Apparently, I change jobs too often, sadly many times because of my disability, I’m not a good fit or the employer isn’t a good fit for me, or just blatant discrimination.   My average in a position is less than sixteen months.     The cool side of […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
I Don’t Want To Help You

I Don’t Want To Help You

Recently I’ve met a new demographic. Until recently I didn’t understand that there are people who do not want to help. I live with a disability and sometimes need the assistance of another. It’s not that I’ve expected the help and there are some who haven’t helped. Until recently I’ve never encountered people who can […]

By January 28, 2018 Read More →
Voice Over

Voice Over

I’ve been working on starting a career in voice over for several years now. At the beginning of the journey my coaches told me it will take 3 to 4 years depending on how hard you work at it. It took about 4 years for me. I’ve taken many classes for voice over and have […]

By October 2, 2017 Read More →
Communication & Imagination

Communication & Imagination

  Living with Ocular Albinism I’ve always tried to define the word accommodation?   My definition for accommodation recently changed.   I’m an Information Technology professional; naturally my definition of accommodation has revolved around technology.   Here are the solutions I’ve found to the problems I face with Ocular Albinism.   Light Sensitivity My irises are translucent so […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
Support Systems

Support Systems

As the Beach Boys put it, “I Get Around!!”. It’s all about gettin around. If you’re blind, simply put, you need to be the easiest date at the prom. It’s all about logistics. Getting groceries, getting to the doctor, getting the kids, etc. It’s about getting things done. Your support system is everything. Without it […]

Driving

Driving

Not being able to drive was the most painful thing in my life.   For the first time in my life there was no way to pretend to be like everyone else no more illusions.  I am legally blind.   I was definitely different.  It didn’t matter how high functioning I was or wasn’t or how well […]

Downhill Skiing

Downhill Skiing

I love to downhill ski.   I grew up in Calgary forty five minutes from Banff and some of the best skiing in the world.     I learned to ski in Calgary at PaskaPoo renamed Canada Olympic Park for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.   Anyway when I was learning to ski we called it Poo Glacier as […]

Support Systems

Support Systems

As the Beach Boys put it, “I Get Around!!”. It’s all about gettin around. If you’re blind, simply put, you need to be the easiest date at the prom. It’s all about logistics. Getting groceries, getting to the doctor, getting the kids, etc. It’s about getting things done. Your support system is everything. Without it […]

Technical Accommodation

Technical Accommodation

I’m struggling with the issue of technical accommodation, who’s responsibility is it, who pays, and who gets to keep the gear?. As a disabled person there are pieces of technology that make many things in my day and my personal and professional life possible. I’m going to publish a picture of myself showing the technology […]

Kindled

Kindled

I love reading. Did I say I love reading, most of my life I’ve been an avid reader. I’ve read until my eye’s have bled. Nothing like your imagination and a good story to take you anywhere or anyplace in time and space. As I’ve aged I’ve lost the ability and the energy to read […]

Getting Out The Door

Getting Out The Door

You might not know it to look at me but I am utilizing six things to accommodate me and my disability. There are six things I use just to get out the door and walk down the street. Lets start at the top and work our way down. Tilley Hat Part of my disability is […]

Aeron Chair by Herman Miller – Official Retailer – Highly Adjustable – Graphite Frame – Lumbar Pad – Carbon Classic (Medium)

Aeron Chair by Herman Miller – Official Retailer – Highly Adjustable – Graphite Frame – Lumbar Pad – Carbon Classic (Medium)

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Kinesis Advantage Pro Metallic Includes Footswitch

Kinesis Advantage Pro Metallic Includes Footswitch

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Thank you Steve Jobs & Apple

Thank you Steve Jobs & Apple

Sir Steve, thank you for the wonderful products, I love the approach Apple is taking with accessibility. I love that accessibility is there when I want it and I can put it away when I don’t need it. Dynamic contextual based accessibility enables me so much more than the typical all or nothing approach. I […]