In 2011 my youngest daughter was involved in an accident which left her a paraplegic with a traumatic brain injury. Today she is on the Dean’s list at her university and thinking about law school.
She and I have traveled to many places throughout the world while she participated in seated throwing on her track and field team. My background as a registered nurse helped provide the knowledge to volunteer as team nurse which I consider a privilege. This experience has made me so much more aware of accessibility issues and has made me much more of an advocate for universal design. I believe that with more voices and education of everyone with regards to accessibility we can achieve inclusion for everyone.
No one should be on the outside looking in. I live in Canada and these issues are important and the same regardless where you live.