The Guide Dog and the Cat — BBC Ouch

BBC's Ouch is one of the very best English-language podcasts in the world.The episodes are intelligent, upbeat, and honest. I could tell you that I am sure you will enjoy them.  I could tell you all kinds of things.  But - it is really better if you listen to it and decide for yourself.I've been listening to it for 3 years.   I dig back a few years and always find gold in the earlier podcasts.  This is a good one to start your podcast binging:  "Me and the Guide dog went into lockdown so I got a cat".  You will find many more podcasts like this on their website.   ~ Dorothy K Dean Listen to this podcast.  That's the action we recommend.What are you doing as you are Safe at Home?  What is your favorite podcast of any kind?  Your favorite book right now?  What about online videos (kittens and puppies are welcome)?  We'll post a list. Photo:  K. Mitch Hodge on...
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Gateway Technical College Wins!

We are pleased to present the 2019 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award Award to Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties.  Dr. Tammi Summers, Dean of Learning Success, and Mr. Josh Vollendorf, Director of Compliance, accept the 2019 Disability Justice award.  Braille is incorporated into the design.This Is How Gateway Is Outstanding:Diversity and inclusion spark the creativty in all of us.  Gateway is committed to education that encourages creativity. Gateway's vibrant educational community values people for themselves - for who they are. Disability awareness is an organic development of the Gateway Multicultural Center.  No muss, no fuss, just respect. Gateway established an insitution-wide committment to inclusive, welcoming programs and facilities. Committees meet regularly to keep staff and faculty up to date on diversity and inclusion issues.  What works?  What doesn't? There are on-going discussions among faculty about education innovations for students with disabilities. Gateway recognizes "Disability Awareness" month every October.  There is a different focus each week....
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Shoes & Walkers & Mobility

Can you imagine walking city sidewalks, hiking paths, mowing the lawn . . . without shoes?A walker is stability.  A cane is a mobility aid.It's normal to use devices to get around.  Your shoes are a mobility helper.Shoes are a normal part of everyday life.Walkers are normal.  This one is decked out for the 4th of July. Notice the large front tires.  This is an off-road walker. This walker makes it easier to walk on grass in the park, on icy sidewalks in the winter, and on uneven sidewalks year 'round.Walkers provide extra stability.  And freedom.  Just like shoes. Using mobility devices is normal. Disability is a normal part of life.People are not the mobility device....
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