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Kyle Maynard – Great Big Story

Posted in Accessibility, and Adventures

There are so many inspiring stories out there, but nothing better than the ones that bring together two of my favorite things: climbing, and people who are traditionally thought of as less than able kicking complete ass. Seriously, there are no limits but those your mind places on yourself and others. Breathtakingly beautiful indeed!!  Listen to the truly inspirational story of Kyle Maynard, the first quadruple amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro (among other things).  

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My year of thoughtful learning

Posted in Accessibility, Adventures, Design, and Education

Today I want to recognize the 5th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day which is being celebrated tomorrow, May 19th, 2016. There are many types of events going on in my local DC Community and around the world. But I highly recommend you check out the Inclusive Design 24 series. I watched several of these sessions last year and can’t even begin to select favorites. The Paciello Group always puts on a great event. For me, this day has become about reflecting on all the things I’ve learned, been involved in, and accomplished in the last year. Here’s the quick run…

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Posted in Accessibility, Adventures, Design, and Education

Earlier this year I was presented with a “Powerful Woman Designer” award by wonderful organization who is doing amazing things to recognize women in technology in the Washington DC area – DCFemTech. This recognition was an incredible honor. It was also a very big surprise. Well, it was a very big surprise TO ME. Everyone else around me didn’t seem surprised in the slightest. Everyone else was surprised that I was surprised. Since receiving the award I’ve been reflecting on my career and how I got here. Here is what I’ve discovered. I’m a design thinker, a problem solver, an avid…

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