Workplace accessibility should not confine to the facility, physical design and furnishing of a space. It also covers “soft areas” such as the way a meeting or discussion is conducted and presentation is delivered. Everyone with or without disabilities or special needs has different needs. Implementing onsite accessibility measures for meeting and conference assures a pleasant experience to both attendees and presenters.
Imagine it is your 80 years old birthday today. You have your children and grandchildren celebrating your birthday with you. You see that they are chit-chatting and laughing. But, you can hardly hear clearly, neither you can see clearly because of your ageing.
You hope that your children can share with you what they are doing, talking or laughing about. You wish that you can join them, taking part actively in the conversation. You ask your daughter what they are laughing about. And she answers, “Well mom, that’s nothing important, I will tell you later.” But you know, the “later” will never come. Continue reading “More Empathy, Less Loneliness”
A person with impairment not necessarily disabled. And a person with disability not necessarily handicapped. However, a person who is handicapped is having disability and impairment.
Impairment is the correct term to use to define a deviation from normal, such as not being able to make a muscle move or not being able to control an unwanted movement.
Disability is the term used to define a restriction in the ability to perform a normal activity of daily living which someone of the same age is able to perform. For example, a three-year-old child who is not able to walk has a disability because a normal three-year-old can walk independently. Continue reading “Impairment, Disability and Handicapped”
Spaces Designed to Facilitate the Journey to Independence for Special Needs Children
Children with special needs and chronic illnesses are highly passionate, resilient in their learning journey, and creative in their expressions. They deserve spaces that empower them to explore, experiment, and learn.