The Journey – Embracing Inclusion

Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:45 am

By Beth Mishler

Seven out of ten people will develop a disability by the time they reach the age of 50. A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or any combination of these. Any individual, at any time, could develop a disability.

Mon, Nov 18, 2013 1:15 pm
The October episode of CONVERSATIONS FROM STUDIO B features Carolyn Lewis, Robin Brigante, and Steve Patterson from the Athens City Commission on Disabilities discussing the changes that happened when Dr. Jenny Nelson, a professor at Ohio University, involved her graduate class in doing research on what it is like living with a disability in Athens. After four years of the Challenged by Choice and Disability Speaks event, this was the first time ever students participated in the disability simulations. 
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 1:52 pm

On April 13, 2012, a group of 75 people representing all levels of the University, in addition to representatives from two other universities, came together to find a unifying direction for Inclusion and Accessibility at Ohio University and to begin an ongoing planning process that would translate that direction into reality. It was a day of dreaming big dreams for a more inclusive and accessible community purposed to welcome all abilities. And, at the conclusion of the gathering, at approximately 4 p.m.

Mon, Oct 21, 2013 5:06 pm

I was approached last month to contribute to WOUB’s Blog “The Journey ~ Embracing Inclusion.”  My first thought was “Where to start?” As Mayor and public servant my duty is to assist all residents of the city in providing the means to live, work and play in our beautiful City of Athens.

Fri, Oct 11, 2013 1:18 pm

If you are “able-bodied” or without impairments, how would you like to roll a mile or for a while in my wheel chair? Wear a blind fold to perform regular routines? Use plugs to deafen or eliminate sounds in your ears? Hear sounds in your head that others do not hear? Endure “invisible” disabilities which are called into question because you do not use a cane, walker, or a wheel chair? You would quickly learn, as I have, the difficulties of negotiating when there are barriers – whether to structures, programs, technology, or services.