Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Blog author approaches self advocacy in personal manner

I’m always one to speak up for self advocacy and take this matter very seriously. However, I had a good chuckle at the steps the author of the
Stone Deaf Pilots blog
Recently Took to ensure accessibility at her gym.

To put it in a nutshell, the gym has several television sets in the cardio room. Sometimes, one of the sets had closed captioning enabled, but at other times, none did. When she raised the matter to the staff, she was met with stonewall responses and a perceived indifference to her needs. Read the post linked above to see how she raised awareness to the need for closed captioning to be enabled and see if you don’t find yourself cheering on her advocacy efforts.


Kosmonaut said...

Thanks for the mention!

Ron Graham said...

You're welcome. I just love how you handled that situation. Sometimes, we just need to take noticeable steps to get our needs recognized.