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Inclusion.

You know, there’s a huuuuuge difference between inclusion and diversity. I believe that the idea of diversity simply gets at the idea of people being different. That difference can be defined in many different ways. It can include difference of race, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, where someone grew up, what their favorite color …

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Universal Design & Access.

Universal access. Think about it. What do those two words really mean? As a disability advocate, those two words are immensely important in the work that I do. I am constantly reminding others, especially those who are able bodied and may be required to provide some sort of accommodation, that the foundation behind universal access is the idea …

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Paralysis vs. Blackness

For laughs, first, check out this recent skit from SNL. It is SPOT on, if you’ve been paying attention to the popular media lately. As I wrote earlier this month, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that my identity as a man who has paralysis living with him is much stronger than my identity as …

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