This week’s installment of the Tools You Can Use series will spotlight BPWD Connect, a new dating website for Black singles with disabilities, and the Access Pass, a free, lifetime pass that can be used when visiting our national parks and recreation sites.
Today’s installment of the “Tools You Can Use” series will focus on a new website called Out of Step, and Apple’s focus of ensuring that people of all abilities are empowered by having the ability to effectively utilize their products and services. This post will showcase the importance of establishing a stronger connection between the outside world and people with disabilities through the use of technology and services.
“Tools You Can Use” is the new resource series that correlates with Ramp Your Voice’s key goals of providing education and empowerment for all people, regardless of ability. “Tools You Can Use” will highlight free or low-cost resources (applications (apps), websites, books, blogs, services/webinars offered by organizations, etc.) that may be useful in helping individuals become knowledgeable and empowered when they are aware of what is available that can improve their quality of life.
This week, I will highlight two websites that offer a wide variety of services, ranging from comprehensive statistical information covering the disability population in the United States to a free and easy way to find appropriate resources you can use in your city.
Google Doodle commemorating Jane Addams’ life & service that was shared on Fri., Sept. 6th, 2013.
Google chose to celebrate the life and service of Jane Addams, the Founding Grandmother of Social Work, with a Google Doodle. Jane Addams and others like her who fought for equality and humane services and treatment to the most vulnerable and oppressed in society, is the reason why social work exists today. (more…)
Important Disability-Related Videos You Should Watch
Here's the Out of Step's TOOST Radio interview I participated in as a panelist on Nov. 6th, 2013. During the interview, I discussed my personal & professional viewpoints about the choice of discussing disability status while seeking employment opportunities. The part that I'm featured begins 15:29 minutes into the interview.
In this video, Beyoncé helps Kid President with World Humanitarian Day 2013. The Kid President has OI like I do. I think that his messages are ones that all walks of life & ages can learn from. I'm so jealous that he met one of my idols & favorite music performers, Beyoncé! I wanted to share with you all the interview the Kid President did with Beyoncé for World Humanitarian Day, which was August 19th, 2013.