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Your Accessible Life
13 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
The Long Roads of Advocacy (Episode 35-D-5)
Lessons we've learned on the long, winding roads of advocacy. Patience and persistence help us to (slowly) change the world.
35 minutes | May 17, 2021
St. Petersburg, FL - A City That Cares (Episode 34-E-9)
An interview with Lendel Bright, ADA Coordinator for St. Petersburg, Florida, shows us the wonderful ways his city approaches the opportunity to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Working with their CAPI committee (Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments) they strive to ensure their city is a welcoming place for people of all abilities to visit and live.
10 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Out in the Hinterlands and Cities that Don't Care Enough (Episode 33-E-8)
Finding accessible facilities should not depend on which US city or town you visit. But as this story shows, there are still places where folks with disabilities can not safely go.
21 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Companies Who Care and Autonomous Buses (Episode 32-D-6)
A company who specializes in autonomous buses shows us the value of understanding the needs of all customer groups - especially customers with disabilities.
14 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
An Accessible Road-Trip In The Era of Covid-19 (Episode 30-E-6)
Travel can be challenging when you have a disability, and even more so during a pandemic. This podcast includes observations about a recent trip that included safely and accessibly driving from Florida to upstate New York and back.
7 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Back to Work 2020 (Episode 29-C-4)
So much changed in all of our lives as a result of COVID-19. But, now that we may have had a chance to "settle-in" to our new reality, this can be a time to re-evaluate how we can get back to work living our best lives, even as our circumstances have changed - again!
5 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Happy New Year, Happy New Decade (Episode 28-A-10)
A new year and a new decade give the opportunity to honestly evaluate our situations and plan for our best future possible - even as we deal with disabilities or less-abilities.
15 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Happy Holidays (Episode 27-E-5)
The holidays can be challenging times for anyone, but often even more so for people with new or worsening disabilities or less-abilities. In this episode we again speak with Mona McGregor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor about strategies for surviving and thriving through the holidays.
7 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Stand your ground (Episode 26-D-4)
Having a basic knowledge about the laws protecting our rights can be very helpful as we stand up for the "reasonable accommodations" we need.
9 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Juggling Wheelchairs (Episode 24-E-5)
We may need different devices for different purposes. But knowing which one(s) to take on a trip can result in having to juggle ideas and wheelchairs! In this episode we talk about choosing between options and making it all work as we travel.
19 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Can I still drive? (Episode 25-D-3)
As our less-abilities or disabilities begin to affect our driving, we find that there are professionals who can help. In this episode we speak with Liz Green, Executive Director of ADED, the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. She talks about the available evaluations, referrals, training and more that their members can provide to help ensure safe driving even as our abilities change.
12 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Entrepreneurship Meets Disability (Episode 23-C-3)
When disabilities or less-abilities lead us to a retirement from working in our previous jobs and careers, that doesn't have to mean we don't have options. In this episode we speak with Elaine Mann, the founder of Bizthinkubator (https://www.facebook.com/bizthinkubator) and an expert on business incubators and the role they can play in building our own work situations. She shows us how connecting with small business resources and other entrepreneurs can help us find unique ways to keep enjoying some of the benefits we had when working, while now accommodating our changed abilities.
33 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
About Hearing (Episode 21-B-4)
Hearing loss affects large numbers of people, but many don't recognize it, don't realize the importance of treating it and don't even know where to turn for accurate information. In this episode we speak with our collaborator Joan Weisberg about what she has learned in her journey of progressive hearing loss.
10 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
Ancestry meets Disability - My travels in Estonia (Episode 19-E-5)
"Ancestry Travel" is a real growth area of the travel industry. But heading to cities and smaller towns in far away places can be extra challenging when we are having to accommodate our disabilities or less-abilities. In this episode I speak about traveling around Tallinn and beyond in my parents' beautiful homeland of Estonia.
29 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Shared Differences (Episode 18-A-8 )
In this episode we speak with Joan Weisberg, a friend and collaborator whose progressive hearing loss taught her about the many aspects of adjusting to changing abilities. We discuss some of our common experiences regardless of specific disabilities or "less-abilities".
17 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Finding Resources - First Steps (Episode 17-A-7)
When illnesses, accidents or simple aging brings us disabilities or “less-abilities”, we often need to find new ways to keep living our best lives. In this episode, we are, again, joined by Joanne Laflin certified ICF coach. She shares her thoughts about how to find resources by first addressing our individual wants and needs and reaching out to others for support and ideas.
10 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
A Road Trip Through Ireland (Episode 16-E-4)
It takes a lot of effort to plan a successful and enjoyable road trip. And even more so when it is in a foreign country. And even more than that when it involves a wheelchair! In this episode we talk about what we found in traveling through Ireland!
9 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Finding Community Transportation Options (Episode 15-D-2)
The world of non-driving can be a real challenge. But in this episode we look at how to find available transportation resources in your community. Seeking out and trying the available systems can bring back our sense of freedom and be a new adventure.
27 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
A Unique Approach to Nutritional Supplements (Episode 14-B-2 )
Diet, and nutrition are major issues for everyone. They can take on special dimensions when we have new or worsening disabilities or “less-abilities”. In this episode we speak with Mary Twohey and Bob Bouchard of UBee Nutrition about their unique approach to product development and manufacture.
6 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
See Something, Say Something (Episode 13-A-6
When we, as people with disabilities or less-abilities, see areas where access is unsafe, and notify those who can correct them, we make our worlds safer for everyone. Our unique points of view help make us very valuable safety sentinels!
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