Posts Tagged 'accessibility'

ADA 25 year Celebration

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I have been reflecting on what the ADA has meant to me.  I acknowledge that we still have work to do in order to have complete equal rights for people with disabilities but, looking back, it becomes more apparent how far we have come.

Posted by Kerri Morgan Jul 30, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The role of Service Animals during ADA

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Service animals are a reliable resource for millions of Americans with disabilities; therefore, it is worth understanding their importance as it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA not only sets the definition of a service animal, it also protects people with service animals from being discriminated against.  A service animal is an animal that is trained to complete duties that assist people with disabilities including physical, mental, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric.  Under the ADA, service animals are allowed to accompany people with disabilities in public spaces as long as the service animal is under control and does not compromise the health of the environment (such as keeping an operating room sterile).

Posted by Daniel Shir Jul 29, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The ADA Celebrates 25 Years

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This month we celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) 25th anniversary! The ADA was created in 1990 to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as people without disabilities. This includes the opportunity to live a healthy life!

Posted by Carleton Rivers Jul 21, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

ADA for All

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To help frame the contents of this blog posting, I am using quotes from Ed Roberts.  If you don’t know who Ed is, you really should. Stop reading this blog and Google him. He is regarded highly alongside other civil rights leaders for all he had done for people with disabilities.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Jul 20, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Embrace the outdoors!

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Recently, I was asked to test out a power chair at the Red Mountain Park in Hoover, Alabama. At first I was very reluctant because I know that going through mountain trials and dirt roads would not be very fun in my manual chair. So, I simply avoid them all together. However, I was introduced to a power device that changed my view. Literally!

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 15, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Hidden Downside of Workplace Wellness Programs

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Stress management workshops, gym membership reimbursement, support groups and flu shot clinics are popular examples of workplace wellness programs. Wondering if your employer offers this type of program? There is a good chance it does — more than 90 percent of large employers and 73 percent of small employers offer this employee perk.

Posted by Adam Levenson Mar 13, 2015 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Revisiting Program Foundations

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 The Importance of Rapport, Time, and History

One of my social work text books describes rapport as “’a state of compatibility and empathy that permits mutual understanding between the client and the worker.” [i] Achieving mutual understanding between a client and a fitness professional is built over time. I have had an advantage during my latest transition in my exercise and walking program because I already knew the new Movement Specialist I would be working with.

Posted by Kerry Feb 18, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

It’s a Beautiful Day!

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Did you hear that sound? It is the sound of change. I am not talking about the seasons that are denoted by a change in weather and temperature. But something has changed in our culture and more importantly our mindset.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 22, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Inclusive Out-of-School Time

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The purpose of this article is to promote inclusion of youth with disabilities in after-school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time programs. For the purposes of this
article, the term “include” and “inclusion” embodies the values, policies, and practices that support all youth, those both with and without disabilities, to participate in a broad range of out-of-school time activities.

Posted by Kerry Nov 04, 2014 Posted in Disability 7 Comments

Essential advice for creating a disability friendly home

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While a person with a disability may find life difficult when looking for a neighborhood that is accessible to their specific health condition, an individual can first start to simply their life by rethinking the way they design their home. A disability friendly home is the next best step for a person with a disability to continue on leading an independent lifestyle.

Posted by Luke Sprocket Oct 21, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment