Archive: Sep 2015

  1. Review of the WrightsLaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Workshop I Attended

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    Earlier this month, I attended an one-day workshop pertaining to Special Education Law and Advocacy in West Columbia, SC.  Being that I am a disability rights consultant who is determined to assist disabled students and their families when it comes to obtaining the accommodations and resources they are entitled to, as well as the fact that I want to become a disability rights/civil rights lawyer, I believed it to be imperative that I attend such an event.  I was not sure what to expect from the workshop, but I left with a burning desire to teach myself about this area, and to empower and support individuals affected.

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  2. Travelling While Disabled: A Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users – Tools You Can Use

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    Fall is one day away, which means that this is the perfect time of year for disabled people to travel and see the beautiful fall scenery that will unfold over the next three months.  What many disabled people, particularly wheelchair users, may not realize is that there are many places across the nation that are accessible for them to visit and explore.  I wanted to highlight a travel guide compilation for wheelchair users, created by Wheel:Life, for the “Tools You Can Use” series.  

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  3. Turning Dirty 30: Why This Birthday Matters So Much To Me

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    On Thursday, September 17th, I will be celebrating my 30th birthday.  When I wondered about this birthday milestone in my earlier 20s, I thought that I would be depressed and saddened to see it arrive and to have my 20s behind me.  The feeling that I have leading up to Thursday is elation – I cannot wait to be a 30-something disabled woman.  I wanted to share my joy on the RYV! blog because turning “Dirty 30” means more than most would understand.

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  4. Discovering Disabled Characters in Literature – A Call For Action

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    The question for today:  Where are all the disabled characters in literature?  Diversity and representation in literature has been a hot topic over the past couple of years with online campaigns aiming to create dialogue about this issue, and what can be done to support books and authors that go unread and unnoticed by us readers.

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  5. HUD Housing Resource Locator App & Mobile Website – A Review

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    Being someone who is currently searching for housing that is disability accessible, I was glad to have learned about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) launch of its innovative mobile application and website that aims to enhance HUD customer service.  The HUD Resource Locator seeks to provide real-time HUD housing information to those who want to be quickly connected to building managers, public housing authority officials, and property management companies in order to gather more understanding about the availability of housing options, and answer the housing-related questions they may have.

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    Homepage of HUD Resource Locator for Apple iOS. (Click to enlarge for better viewing.)

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