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June 13, 2020 01:05:22
Albinism and the Built Environment for Low Vision with Philip Mason

Albinism and the Built Environment for Low Vision with Philip Mason

Today, June 13th is International Albinism Awareness Day and joining me today is a force of nature Philip 'Phil' Mason. Phil dives deep into being Black with Albinism and the underlying white privilege that is often associated with it. Phil describes his dream house having low vision and takes a firm stand on designing a world that is inclusive for all. When this episode was recorded, Phil worked for the Disability Rights Fund a grant making collaborative between donors and the global disability rights community that empowers persons with disabilities to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society and speaks to the work he previously completed along with the celebration day https://rb.gy/2f2tky. You can connect with Phil on Linkedin https://rb.gy/2f2tky Transcript: https://rb.gy/fc3sbt ...

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May 24, 2020 00:57:30
Using ADA as a framework for compassionate return to work. A convo with Josh Klipp, CASp, Esq

Using ADA as a framework for compassionate return to work. A convo with Josh Klipp, CASp, Esq

Made Welcome's Founder and Principal Josh Klipp, CASp, Esq speaks to the importance of making the built and digital environment accessible for people with disabilities. He drives home the point that if we were to listen to this population, we would be much better off during the COVID pandemic. He dives into his journey becoming a CASp and why equity matters. Prior to founding Made Welcome, Josh practiced employment law for nearly 16 years, specializing in the American's with Disabilities Act. Josh is also a Certified Access Specialist through California's Division of the State Architect, #812 in all of California, and is certified to provide guidance on accessibility in the built environment. After practicing law for nearly 2 decades, Josh left litigating to do all things disability for one of the world's largest tech companies. Because of his experience in workplaces and events, Josh understands the challenges and nuances faced by employers, event producers and venues. Josh brings not only his technical expertise to bear, but also his skill from years volunteering as a settlement Judge at the San Francisco Superior Court. Josh takes tough situations and helps everyone find a good path to a better, happier and more accessible place. On nights and weekends, Josh moonlights with his band, the Klipptones, and is a volunteer Planting Leader with Friends of the Urban Forest. https://made-welcome.com/  Transcript: rb.gy/fwbqzl Produced by https://www.fiverr.com/jonathan_raz Voice over by https://www.fiverr.com/johndrennanvo ...

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May 17, 2020 00:43:15
Beautiful People 501c3 Adaptive Sports with Founder Peter Ladka

Beautiful People 501c3 Adaptive Sports with Founder Peter Ladka

A single thought popped into Peter Ladka's mind in 2006 of 'I wonder how the kid in a wheelchair plays tee-ball' while sitting on the sidelines watching his daughter play. That 'silly little idea' as he calls it turned into creating the nonprofit Beautiful People which provides children and young adults with disabilities the ability to participate in sports adaptively in Orange County NY. They provide baseball, indoor and outdoor soccer and basketball. Volunteers can be a ‘buddy’ that pair up one-on-one with the athletes for as much help as is required for each player. Tune into the journey behind creating the organization and how it is thriving today. Email Beautiful People at [email protected] check out their website http://www.beautiful-people.us/, and find them on Facebook, Instagram @beautifulpeoplesports, and Youtube. Transcript: https://rb.gy/04svkb ...

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May 10, 2020 00:56:45
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Marc: Physician, FSHD Muscular Dystrophy, Pathway to a Cure

Ever wanted to know about whether attending medical school would be possible with FSHD muscular dystrophy? From medical school to residency to rehab medicine to pharmaceuticals, Marc Van de Rijn, MD defines all odds and successfully has a career in medicine. He dives into the accommodations provided to him during his education and speaks to the timeline for a cure for our muscular dystrophy.  Transcript: https://rb.gy/km2nzn ...

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May 03, 2020 00:48:59
Becky: Dwarfism, Disability:IN, Accommodations for a Little Person

Becky: Dwarfism, Disability:IN, Accommodations for a Little Person

Tune into this week's virtual episode with Becky Curran Kekula as she shares her story being a little person, growing up and advocating for the disability community. She dives into the requested accommodations in school, home, work and travel while breaking down common stigmas the world portrays upon her. Becky's positive and kind outlook on life despite all the obstacles is refreshing to hear. You can connect with Becky at http://www.beckymotivates.com/ or https://disabilityin.org/, an organization that empowers businesses to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Transcript: https://rb.gy/4enubl ...

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April 27, 2020 00:42:11
Isaac: Stickler syndrome, College accommodations, Low vision inclusive design

Isaac: Stickler syndrome, College accommodations, Low vision inclusive design

In this disability 'coming out' story, Isaac Tibbets, senior at Kennesaw State University shares his story living with Wagner's Stickler syndrome which is a group of hereditary connective tissue disorders characterized by distinctive facial features, eye abnormalities, hearing loss, and joint problems. He describes what an ideal world looks like for someone who has vision loss/ visual sensitivites and how the university has provided accomodations in order for him to thrive. From thinking about closed captioning, high contrast colors, gradual changes in light, going to the movies, glare on menus, LED blilboards, driving at night...you will get just a glimpse looking thru his lens. Follow Isaac on Instagram @just_the_tib  ...

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