Posts Tagged 'Disability'

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsIn March of each year, the State of Texas recognizes March as Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month. Governor Gregg Abbott has again issued a proclamation this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the role we all have in working together to make Texas more inclusive and accessible. The following is a repost from The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Continue reading ‘Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month’

The Ability to do things Different

David SpearsPeople may not be aware that folks with a disability can perform most projects just as well as anyone else can, only differently. For example, walking is not the method I use for mobility, but I still get to where I need to go just the same by using a wheelchair. While driving my car, I may not put my foot on the pedal, but rather my hand on the hand control to “push on it” rather than “step on it!” Those seemingly opposite actions have the same result (and usually a traffic ticket). At work, it’s the same: I may not complete projects the way others might, but I achieve the same results with the same high-quality standard. Continue reading ‘The Ability to do things Different’

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’


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