Archive for July, 2015

Someone special

July 30, 20154 CommentsPosted in Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, politics, Uncategorized

This past week I asked the memoir-writers in my classes to write about “someone special” in honor of the 25th anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act. Mary Rigdon wrote about an athlete who uses a wheelchair and said his determination was the impetus for ensuring the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta were open to […]

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Let's keep working: today is the 25th anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 201523 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

When I finished college I got a job at the Study Abroad Office at University of Illinois. During one-on-one appointments with U of I students, I’d ask what they might like to study overseas, what sort of living arrangements they wanted, did they speak a foreign language, which countries they were particularly interested in, that […]

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