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Americans living with disabilities are often faced with obstacles when it comes to accessibility. These obstacles can lead to adventures and misadventures alike. Twice per month, an esteemed guest will share their story with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center. Whether you want to learn about how to make life more accessible for you or a loved one, this podcast is for you.

Americans living with disabilities are often faced with obstacles when it comes to accessibility. These obstacles can lead to adventures and misadventures alike. Twice per month, an esteemed guest will share their story with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center. Whether you want to learn about how to make life more accessible for you or a loved one, this podcast is for you.
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Americans living with disabilities are often faced with obstacles when it comes to accessibility. These obstacles can lead to adventures and misadventures alike. Twice per month, an esteemed guest will share their story with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center. Whether you want to learn about how to make life more accessible for you or a loved one, this podcast is for you.

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@RockyMtnADA

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English

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Episodes

Ep. 05 - Steve Way

9/18/2019
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Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIA005 Steves' website: TheSteveWay.com Hulu's show Ramy: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7649694/ This week's guest is Steve Way! Steve is a 28 year-old substitute teacher by day and a stand-up comedian by night. He was born with Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and is an advocate for disability awareness. You can also catch Steve guest starring on the Hulu show Ramy. Connect with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center at https://rockymountainada.org/ or find us on...

Duration:00:25:36

Ep. 04 - Yomi Wrong

9/11/2019
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Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIA004 Los Angeles Times - All Systems Go: https://lat.ms/2m2llgS On this episode, Dana talks with Yomi Wrong. Yomi is a leader in the field of healthcare and disability access and she writes the All Systems Go column on disability and travel for the Los Angeles Times. Yomi was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. She shares her thoughts on symbolic annihilation, inspiration-porn, "ADA babies" and so much more! Connect with the...

Duration:00:36:45

Ep. 03 - Lydia XZ Brown

9/4/2019
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Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIA003 Lydia's website: https://autistichoya.net/ "All the Weight of Our Dreams" anthology: https://autismandrace.com/ Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN): https://awnnetwork.org/ On this episode, Dana talks with Lydia XZ Brown, an Asian American autistic disability rights activist, writer, and public speaker. Lydia’s advocacy work focuses on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people. Dana and Lydia discuss ableism, implicit bias,...

Duration:00:38:45

Ep. 02 - Chris Finn

8/28/2019
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Episode transcript: http://bit.ly/AIA002. In this episode, Dana talks to Chris Finn, who, at age 21, became quadriplegic as the result of an accidental fall. Chris had previously been an athlete who loved soccer. After his injury, he had to adjust to life as a wheelchair user and find a new outlet for his competitive spirit. He discovered power soccer and helped to develop the National Association and the International Federation of Power Soccer. Then he became the head coach of the US...

Duration:00:46:44

Ep. 01 - Haben Girma

8/21/2019
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Dana interviews Haben Girma, the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. Today, Haben advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, she received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored Haben. She believes disability is an opportunity for innovation. She...

Duration:00:28:04

Introducing Adventures in Accessibility

7/23/2019
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A new podcast from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center! View episode transcript: http://bit.ly/AIA00. Visit us at https://rockymountainada.org/ or find us on social media. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere else you get your podcasts!

Duration:00:02:33