Society tells disabled job seekers, “Just work harder.” But many already exceed the efforts of non disabled people. It’s employers who must work harder to fight ableism. Grateful to be able to share this message with HR professionals during my keynote at Indeed FutureWorks!

2023-10-21T17:23:17-07:00September 30th, 2023|

Haben at Gartner

After my keynote at Gartner’s conference an attendee told me they’re inspired to make their websites and apps more accessible to disabled people. My favorite kind of inspiration!

2023-10-21T18:30:12-07:00September 21st, 2023|

São Jorge Lighthouse

The lighthouse had their first blind visitor, and they turned it into an opportunity to search high and low for all the tactile experiences! They showed me the reserve light, the antique light, and they invited my guide dog and I to climb the stairs as high as we were comfortable going. The long, spiraling […]

2023-10-21T18:35:54-07:00September 15th, 2023|

Ocean Breeze

She loves her island, but doctors said if she wants to learn braille she has to leave her home for mainland Portugal.

This is ableism. Institutions around the world have traditionally removed disabled people from their homes and placed them in special schools and centers. While many of these centers provide great learning opportunities, we should […]

2023-10-21T18:41:34-07:00September 10th, 2023|

He Fits! Mylo on Azores Airlines

He fits! Azores Airlines claims the only way a service dog can fit is by having a disabled person sit alone next to an empty seat. Instead of making assumptions based on a dog’s weight, airlines should ask us how we’d like to fly with our dogs. Many disabled people have strategies for traveling with […]

2023-10-21T18:44:25-07:00September 5th, 2023|

Augusto Arruda Pineapple Plantation

Confession: I thought pineapples grew on trees. Reason 98973 to increase accessibility at public gardens. Thanks to the Augusto Arruda Pineapple Plantation for welcoming my guide dog!

2023-10-21T18:46:58-07:00September 1st, 2023|