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My Life Doesn’t Belong On Waiting List

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Society sees having a disability as an enigma. There is nothing complex or misfiring when it comes to a person with a disability. Yes, we are constantly dismissed, looked over, and ignored. And by some far-fetched chance, we have heard it is simply just a stopgap to appease us. As …

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Bon Voyage in a Wheelchair

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A cruise is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a luxurious, highly accessible vacation. As I’ve progressed (regressed?) from being a wall hugger to using a cane to using a manual then a power wheelchair, my objective was always to not give up on my passion for travel. I’ve …

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Stop Using the Term SPED

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Stop using the word SPED! SPED means Special Education. Obviously, we all know how much able bodied people love the word “special” when referring to people with disabilities. This topic has been on my mind for years! I have done everything in my power to bring it to the attention …

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Art Wins by Default

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Editor’s Note: I found Katherine’s post about her art work with Rod Stewart’s album cover and I knew immediately that she needed to be on AudacityMagazine. At first, she was going to be interviewed but her writing definitely does a much better job of expressing herself than any interviewer could …

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It’s All The Way With the ADA!

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The 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) might be one of the most important anniversaries this year. In the United States of America, the current administration is chipping away at the ADA. Instead of pushing forward into a society of inclusivity, people with disabilities are fighting for …