Posts Tagged 'accessibility'

Access

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Research suggests that built environments influence physical activity and participation[i].  I look at “built environments” from a perspective of access.   Access is a concept beyond building codes and construction.   I have been presented with the difficult question: If given the choice; would I “cure” my walking issue to have the ability to do more, have more access, and more opportunities?

Posted by Kerry Dec 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Profiles of Technology in the Workplace

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In today’s workplace, technology seems to be what makes the world go round. Through assistive technology, people with disabilities have been able to achieve the same level of success in the workplace as anyone else. The impact of this technology therefore is drastic, and though we may hear this is the case, or assume that it’s probably the case, it’s nice to find out first-hand how this has happened for someone.

Posted by Blythe Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Detours-Part 2

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Conduct

There is an unwritten agreement and code of conduct that exists between the client and professional.  I try to establish a business perspective with the fitness professional I am working with as quickly as possible.  This is a business transaction not a social gathering.  It is my responsibility to keep a professional demeanor and conduct with the fitness professional at all times regardless of what may happen in session.  It does not matter if I have had a bad day in other settings.

Posted by Kerry Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Accessible Technology: Yahoo, Google, Apple, Oh My!

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A banker requested a different business card from Srinivasu Chakravarthula as the one he had handed to the banker had “holes” in it. Unknown to the banker, the card was embossed in Braille that enables the blind to read. The banker’s response presented Srinivasu an opportunity to get to work — educating her about a technology that has made life easier for those with disabilities.

Posted by Jennifer Green Dec 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

TSA: Making Air Travel “Punitive” for Persons With Disabilities and Those Accompanying Them

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The groping by TSA agents, “enhanced pat-downs” were supposedly meant to be so offensive, that no person in their right mind would opt-out of the “naked” body scanners. However, people with disabilities have no “opt-in” for the scanners.

Posted by Tessa Dec 02, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Exoskeletons: New Robotic Technology Allows Wheelchair Users to Walk

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An exciting assistive technology will gradually change the lives of many wheelchair users. Wearable robotic devices, so called exoskeletons, are now being launched which will for the first time offer wheelchair users the chance to walk.

Posted by guest Dec 01, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Go Instead Where There Is No Path?

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In the news today I read a story about how a man was ticketed for riding on a main road in his wheelchair while going to the store (see the story here). The police and the man seem to disagree about the details of the story, and I do not know enough to make a judgment call about who is right, but what I found most interesting is a short, passing statement at the end of the article that said:

Posted by Carolyn Nov 26, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for A Walk-Part 4

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Passion for the Work-

When someone takes on a role as a personal fitness professional, it is because they have a passion for it. The spectrum of individuals that come into the profession is as broad as the day is long, with different expertise and different goals. As a full- time occupation dedicated to helping people make changes in their lives through guidance, support, and motivation, it requires the provider to be very giving of themselves.

Posted by Kerry Nov 26, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

What Kind of Society Are We?

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I recently read about a lawsuit filed by a girl here in Chicago against her condo association (http://www.chicagotalks.org/2010/11/17/building-resident-files-discrimination-complaint-against-condominium-association/). The plaintiff is a young girl in her 20’s who uses a wheelchair and also has a dog but apparently dogs are only allowed to enter/exit the building through alternative routes . . . .

Posted by Blythe Nov 24, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Necessary Evil?

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On the bus ride to work this morning, as I sat there listening to my music while looking out the window and mentally sorting through my day, I noticed the following signs on the front door to a restaurant:

Posted by Carolyn Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments