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Accessible PowerPoint

David SpearsMicrosoft PowerPoint is one of the most, if not THE most, popular software presentation tools available. I’m sure most of the readers of this blog are at least familiar with PowerPoint and have used it on a number of occasions. It’s not just for people in business settings, but also in education and just about any community based or governmental organization you can think of. Continue reading ‘Accessible PowerPoint’

Development Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsA majority of people agree that inclusion is a major ingredient to a successful company, state department, volunteer organization…heck, in life! Inclusion is important because by definition, we are bringing various skills to the table as well as equal but diverse personality traits that work together in reaching a goal (be it professionally or personally). Continue reading ‘Development Disabilities Awareness Month’

NDEAM beyond October

David SpearsCornelius Booker
The following has been reprinted from the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), dated October 5, 2018: Continue reading ‘NDEAM beyond October’

White Cane Safety Day – 2018

Thelisa LavergneCornelius BookerOctober is National Disability Awareness month. During the month of October there are many events and occasions that are celebrated to highlight the skills, capabilities and most importantly independence of people with disabilities. One of the most celebratory events taken place every October is the White Cane Safety Day. Continue reading ‘White Cane Safety Day – 2018’

National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)

David SpearsThe month of October is a time to recognize and celebrate how workers with a disability add to the strong and inclusive labor force here in America. NDEAM has been celebrated for more than 70 years and continues to be a driving force to the value of inclusion and disability awareness. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” which hints at how inclusion empowers the workforce and individuals as well. Continue reading ‘National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)’

Accessible Interview

David SpearsA long, long time ago…before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and shortly after I graduated college, I applied for a position and was contacted for an interview. As was my habit, I drove around the building looking for wheelchair access because usually ramps were located in the back of buildings where deliveries were received. In this case there were no ramps at the building, which surprised me because the building was about 5 stories high. Continue reading ‘Accessible Interview’

Spring into Action

David SpearsSpring is my favorite time of year because there are signs all around that illustrate new beginnings. The phrase “new beginnings” sounds redundant, but really is not because life often gives us the opportunity to begin again from where we were previously. Flowers that died over the winter begin blooming again, grass that turned brown is turning green again, leaves that fell last autumn are showing up again, and the Houston Astros will win the World Series…again! Continue reading ‘Spring into Action’


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