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Adventures in Accessibility

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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. New episodes come out Wednesdays at 7 AM ET. Transcripts are always available in the show notes.

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. New episodes come out Wednesdays at 7 AM ET. Transcripts are always available in the show notes.

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United States

Description:

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. New episodes come out Wednesdays at 7 AM ET. Transcripts are always available in the show notes.

Twitter:

@RockyMtnADA

Language:

English

Contact:

7194440268


Episodes

Ep. 14 - Gail Hamilton

10/7/2020
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe014 In this episode, we talk with Gail Hamilton. Gail Hamilton is a highly acclaimed professional speaker, singer, musician, and author. She shares her message of bravery, empowerment, gratitude, and positivity to audiences nationwide. Born ten weeks premature and weighing a mere 2.5 pounds, Gail Hamilton and her twin brother lived in separate incubators for six weeks with continual 100% pure oxygen. Though her twin was not affected, this high oxygen level...

Duration:00:40:26

Ep. 13 - Arthur Renowitzky

9/9/2020
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe013 In this episode, we talk with Arthur Renowitzky. Arthur is the founder and executive director of the Life Goes On Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission to end senseless gun violence, spread spinal cord injury awareness and uplift our under-served youth. The foundation was founded after his injury in 2007, a gunshot wound to the chest led to a severe T3 complete spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. The unknown...

Duration:00:31:00

Ep. 12 - Haley Moss

4/15/2020
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe012 About Haley: https://haleymoss.net/ Connect with Haley on social media: @HaleyMossArt Haley Moss is a South Florida native who was diagnosed with autism at age three. Upon receiving her autism diagnosis, her family was told that she would be fortunate to make a friend, graduate high school, or obtain her driver’s license. Haley has defied the expectations set forth within her initial diagnosis. Today, she is an attorney, author, artist, and autism...

Duration:00:31:19

Ep. 11 - John Register

3/11/2020
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe011 About John: https://johnregister.com/ Today’s Guest is John Register. John is a four-time All-American in track and field, a US Army Veteran and was named as a member of the 1996 Olympic Team as a hurdler. After John had a misstep during his Olympic Training, he went on to become a Paralympic Silver medalist in the 2000 Paralympic Games. John uses his story as an inspirational speaker. He founded Inspired Communications and now spends his time traveling...

Duration:00:33:16

Ep. 10 - Senator Tammy Duckworth

3/4/2020
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe010 About Tammy: https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/ In this special episode, we talk with Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth about her perspective on the Americans with Disabilities Act and what the 30th anniversary means to her. She shares her advise on how to support full implementation of the ADA and what she thought of the law before acquiring a disability. Senator Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient. She was the former assistant...

Duration:00:08:15

Ep. 09 - Maria Town

1/22/2020
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe009 About Maria: https://www.aapd.com/about/maria-town/ Connect with Maria on Twitter @Maria_M_Town and Instagram @Maria_Town This episode, we talk with Maria Town, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities or AAPD. Maria has previously served as the director of the City of Houston's Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, where she advocated for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities. Maria is also the former...

Duration:00:31:57

Ep. 08 - Belo Cipriani

12/18/2019
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe008 Belo's website: https://belocipriani.com/ This week's guest is Belo Cipriani Ed.D. After an attack in 2007 left him blind, Belo had to rediscover his life's purpose. Today, Belo is a media entrepreneur, an award-winning author, a prize-winning journalist, and a teacher, nationally recognized for his contributions to the advocacy, employment diversity, and disability fields. He is the CEO and founder of Oleb Media – an ADA compliance firm – and the...

Duration:00:30:37

Ep. 07 - Kayla McKeon

10/2/2019
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIAe007 Kayla's website: http://kaylamckeon.com Kayla's Korner podcast: https://soundcloud.com/national-down-syndrome-society-org Kayla's social media: https://www.facebook.com/kayla.mckeon.7 https://www.instagram.com/mckeonkay https://twitter.com/kaylaMckeon2 This week's guest is Kayla McKeon. She's a motivational speaker, Special Olympics champion and the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome. She works at the National Down Syndrome Society as a...

Duration:00:26:05

Ep. 06 - Monica Thomas

9/25/2019
Transcript: http://bit.ly/AIA006 Monica's website: https://monicaenglethomas.com/ Follow Monica on Instagram @monicaenglethomas This week's guest is Monica Thomas: social media influencer, writer and librarian, living in a small town in Indiana. Monica writes nonfiction pieces about her life with a progressive disability. Connect with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center at https://rockymountainada.org/ or find us on social media. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:28:30

Ep. 05 - Steve Way

9/18/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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