35 episodes

Did you know that persons with disabilities make up to 22% of the population? This rises to 40% of the population over the age of 65. This is a market that no business can afford to ignore.

Welcome to the Accessibility Solutions podcast, where we explore the intersection of accessibility, business success, and a more inclusive society. In this show, we discuss how making the world accessible is not only good for business but also a fundamental right for all individuals.

Join Linda Hunt, an award-winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker, and Author. Linda is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions, an accessibility consulting firm that aids businesses and organizations to remedy barriers for Persons with Disabilities. She is an advocate for all things related to accessibility, and a passionate champion for the rights of persons with disabilities. As the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities - Ontario and a member of The Rick Hansen Foundation - Accessibility Professional Network, Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our discussions.

Through engaging conversations, Linda shares her expertise, practical tips, and inspiring stories to help businesses become more accessible and inclusive. Each episode is designed to empower you with the tools, ideas, and inspiration needed to create an environment that welcomes everyone and drives business success.

As a certified Community Champion on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol, Linda brings a unique perspective to the podcast. Having personally experienced disability since 2004, she understands the challenges and opportunities that accessibility presents.

Join us on this transformative journey as Linda, an engaging speaker on various accessibility topics, guides us towards a world free of barriers. Together, let's build a society where equal access and inclusion are the norm.

Tune in to the Accessibility Solutions podcast and discover the profound impact of accessibility on businesses and the economy and why we should all be working towards Making the World Accessible.

Accessibility Solutions Linda Hunt

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Did you know that persons with disabilities make up to 22% of the population? This rises to 40% of the population over the age of 65. This is a market that no business can afford to ignore.

Welcome to the Accessibility Solutions podcast, where we explore the intersection of accessibility, business success, and a more inclusive society. In this show, we discuss how making the world accessible is not only good for business but also a fundamental right for all individuals.

Join Linda Hunt, an award-winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker, and Author. Linda is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions, an accessibility consulting firm that aids businesses and organizations to remedy barriers for Persons with Disabilities. She is an advocate for all things related to accessibility, and a passionate champion for the rights of persons with disabilities. As the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities - Ontario and a member of The Rick Hansen Foundation - Accessibility Professional Network, Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our discussions.

Through engaging conversations, Linda shares her expertise, practical tips, and inspiring stories to help businesses become more accessible and inclusive. Each episode is designed to empower you with the tools, ideas, and inspiration needed to create an environment that welcomes everyone and drives business success.

As a certified Community Champion on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol, Linda brings a unique perspective to the podcast. Having personally experienced disability since 2004, she understands the challenges and opportunities that accessibility presents.

Join us on this transformative journey as Linda, an engaging speaker on various accessibility topics, guides us towards a world free of barriers. Together, let's build a society where equal access and inclusion are the norm.

Tune in to the Accessibility Solutions podcast and discover the profound impact of accessibility on businesses and the economy and why we should all be working towards Making the World Accessible.

    AS: 034 Caring without a Manual: How to be a Caregiver without a PhD

    AS: 034 Caring without a Manual: How to be a Caregiver without a PhD

    In this episode, Linda Hunt and Monica Vest Wheeler talk about:
    The challenges faced by family caregivers, include navigating complex medical information and emotional dynamics.The importance of healthcare professionals recognizing and supporting caregivers in their vital role.The societal oversight of caregiving's importance, leads to inadequate support and resources.The need for caregivers to prioritize self-care and seek assistance when needed.The importance of increasing awareness and systemic changes to better support caregivers.
    Monica Vest Wheeler’s Bio:
    Focused on the emotional everyday challenges of family giving, Monica Vest Wheeler has engaged with patients, survivors, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals nationwide and written extensively on individuals and families facing catastrophic health events. She's volunteered at 150 stroke and brain injury camps as a discussion leader and photographer. Unafraid of asking and answering tough questions, Monica says aloud what most people are hesitant to address about these life issues.
    Connect with Monica:
    monicavestwheeler@gmail.com
    https://monicavestwheeler.com/
    About the Host:
    Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker, and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advocate for all things related to accessibility. 
    Linda is the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario, a member of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Professional Network, and a Certified Community Champion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.  
    Linda first became a person with a disability in 2004 since then she has been an active and engaging speaker to groups on a variety of accessibility topics. 
    In addition, Linda is a business owner. Along with her husband Greg, they have operated Grelin Apparel Graphics for over 30 years.
    Connect with Us:
    Website – www.solutions4accessibility.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibility-solutions/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solutions4accessibility
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBqblsq_vxrKbdvEp2IOWQ

    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, connect with Accessibility Solutions on LinkedIn, Facebook or subscribe to the Accessibility Solutions YouTube channel.  For a FREE 15- minute consultation to discuss how accessibility can improve your business bottom line visit www.solutions4accessibility.com. Or email Linda directly at linda@solutions4accessibility.com 
    With this podcast, we are building an engaged community that we hope to inspire to Make the World Accessible. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment...

    • 18 min
    AS:033 Estate Planning for Adult Children with Disabilities

    AS:033 Estate Planning for Adult Children with Disabilities

    In this episode, Linda Hunt and Erin Edgar talk about:
    Transition challenges for disabled adultsEstate planning vitalComplexities of government benefitsThe financial strain of disabilityImportance of understanding government correspondence
    Erin’s Bio: 
    Erin Edgar is an attorney and entrepreneur who happens to be blind. She started her own law firm in 2020 focusing on providing wills, trusts, and other end-of-life documents, primarily to parents of disabled adult children who will be unemployable at the present time due to their disabilities. When she's not working, she enjoys creative pursuits such as bird watching, music creation and performance. She also provides herself on being an in transformation junkie. Erin lives in North Carolina with her husband.
    Connect with Erin:
    https://erinedgarlegal.com/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/erinedgar 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinedgar/
    erin@erinedgarlegal.com 



    About the Host:
    Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advocate for all things related to accessibility. 
    Linda is the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario, a member of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Professional Network and a Certified Community Champion on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.  
    Linda first became a person with a disability in 2004 since then she has been an active and engaging speaker to groups on a variety of accessibility topics. 
    In addition, Linda is a business owner. Along with her husband Greg they have operated Grelin Apparel Graphics for over 30 years.
    Connect with Us:
    Website – www.solutions4accessibility.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibility-solutions/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solutions4accessibility
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBqblsq_vxrKbdvEp2IOWQ

    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, connect with Accessibility Solutions on LinkedIn, Facebook or subscribe to the Accessibility Solutions YouTube channel.  For a FREE 15- minute consultation to discuss how accessibility can improve your business bottom line visit www.solutions4accessibility.com. Or email Linda directly linda@solutions4accessibility.com 
    With this podcast, we are building an engaged community that we hope to inspire to Make the World Accessible. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment

    • 27 min
    AS:032 Right-Hear Audio Format Signage

    AS:032 Right-Hear Audio Format Signage

    In this episode, Linda Hunt and Idan Meir talk about:
    The inception of RightHear, Idan aimed at transforming public spaces into accessible environments for individuals with spatial orientation challenges, particularly the blind or visually impaired.The technological solution offered by RightHear involves a talking sign system utilizing a mobile app to provide audio descriptions of surroundings in various languages, enhancing independence and accessibility.The broader implications of RightHear's technology, not only improving accessibility but also contributing to better customer experiences and inclusivity in public spaces.The partnerships of RightHear and Accessibility Solutions, plans, opportunities, and proactive adoption of each other’s solutions to create positive experiences for all individuals, regardless of ability.
    Idan Meir’s Bio:
    Idan Meir is the Co-founder and CEO of RightHear, an innovative startup on a mission to turn public spaces into accessible environments for people with spatial orientation challenges, including people who are blind or visually impaired. Idan is originally from Israel but relocated with his family to Rockville, Maryland in 2021. Idan holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business from The Open University of Israel. He loves building companies, running, and eating hummus.
    Connect with Idan:
    idan@right-hear.com 
    www.right-hear.com      
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/RightHear     
    https://www.youtube.com/@RightHear
    About the Host:
    Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advocate for all things related to accessibility. 
    Linda is the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario, a member of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Professional Network, and a Certified Community Champion on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.  
    Linda first became a person with a disability in 2004 since then she has been an active and engaging speaker to groups on a variety of accessibility topics. 
    In addition, Linda is a business owner. Along with her husband Greg, they have operated Grelin Apparel Graphics for over 30 years.
    Connect with Us:
    Website – www.solutions4accessibility.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibility-solutions/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solutions4accessibility
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBqblsq_vxrKbdvEp2IOWQ

    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, connect with Accessibility Solutions on LinkedIn, or Facebook or subscribe to the Accessibility Solutions YouTube channel.  For a FREE 15-minute consultation to discuss how accessibility can improve your business bottom line visit a...

    • 19 min
    AS:031 International Women’s Day - Inspire Inclusion

    AS:031 International Women’s Day - Inspire Inclusion

    In this episode, Linda Hunt talks about:
    International Women’s Day theme of inspire inclusionPromoting diversity in leadership and decision makingEducation and awareness to foster inclusionFilm industry’s role in representation and inclusionBuilding an equitable and inclusive society
    About the Host:
    Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advocate for all things related to accessibility. 
    Linda is the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario, a member of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Professional Network and a Certified Community Champion on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.  
    Linda first became a person with a disability in 2004 since then she has been an active and engaging speaker to groups on a variety of accessibility topics. 
    In addition, Linda is a business owner. Along with her husband Greg they have operated Grelin Apparel Graphics for over 30 years.
    Connect with Us:
    Website – www.solutions4accessibility.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibility-solutions/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solutions4accessibility
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBqblsq_vxrKbdvEp2IOWQ

    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, connect with Accessibility Solutions on LinkedIn, Facebook or subscribe to the Accessibility Solutions YouTube channel.  For a FREE 15- minute consultation to discuss how accessibility can improve your business bottom line visit www.solutions4accessibility.com. Or email Linda directly linda@solutions4accessibility.com 
    With this podcast, we are building an engaged community that we hope to inspire to Make the World Accessible. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!
    Subscribe to the podcast
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    We appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from our listeners not only help us improve, but also help others find us in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

    • 10 min
    AS:030 Improving Your Brand with Accessibility

    AS:030 Improving Your Brand with Accessibility

    In this episode, Linda Hunt and Rich Kozak  talk about:
    The transformative power of inclusive brandingEmphasizing authentic language usageImplementing inclusivity from the top downEnhancing brand identity through accessibility initiativesLeveraging accessibility as a competitive advantage
    Bio: 
    Rich Kozak is a passionate, heart-connecting entrepreneur, best-selling author, and Impact Driven Brand Architect & Strategist. As a Certified Global Branding Consultant with decades of experience defining & languaging Brands alongside partners worldwide impacting hundreds of industries, he now shares his gifts with entrepreneurs determined to make IMPACTs on people’s lives, or the world.
    Rich Kozak guides experienced heart-centered entrepreneurs in elevating Impacts. The most connecting, deep-listening, caring, Branding Expert. 
    Rich's purpose is that your unique gifts impact people’s lives. Straight talk you can trust, deep experience you can count on, 47 years of defining & re-launching Brands! From impacting global companies, today Rich mentors individuals in impact-driven branding & publishing books. CLARITY for the IMPACTS You Will Make & STEPS for ”The Brand YOU Will Become.”
    Connect with Rich:
    Email: rich@richbrands.org
    Website: www.richbrands.org 

    About the Host:
    Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker, and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advocate for all things related to accessibility. 
    Linda is the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario, a member of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Professional Network, and a Certified Community Champion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.  
    Linda first became a person with a disability in 2004 since then she has been an active and engaging speaker to groups on a variety of accessibility topics. 
    In addition, Linda is a business owner. Along with her husband Greg, they have operated Grelin Apparel Graphics for over 30 years.
    Connect with Us:
    Website – www.solutions4accessibility.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibility-solutions/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solutions4accessibility
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBqblsq_vxrKbdvEp2IOWQ

    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, connect with Accessibility Solutions on LinkedIn, or Facebook or subscribe to the Accessibility Solutions YouTube channel.  For a FREE 15-minute consultation to discuss how accessibility can improve your business bottom line visit www.solutions4accessibility.com or email Linda directly at linda@solutions4accessibility.com
    With this podcast, we are building an engaged community that we hope to inspire to Make the World Accessible. If...

    • 12 min
    AS:029 Inspiring: The Speaker who can't talk right

    AS:029 Inspiring: The Speaker who can't talk right

    In this episode, Linda Hunt and Raja Vaidya talk about;
    Raja's journey of overcoming his fear of speaking leading to his growth and accomplishmentsthe importance of accepting oneself and embracing individual differenceschallenging limiting beliefs and stepping outside of comfort zones to achieve personal and professional goals, regardless of disability or adversitysignificance of believing in oneself and pursuing dreams with determinationthe importance of inspiring others and creating a supportive environment where individuals feel empowered
    Bio: 
    The kickboxing opera singing cancer scientist from Philadelphia who can't talk right.
    Connect with Raja:
    Email: rajavspeaker@gmail.com 
    About the Host:
    Linda Hunt Is an Award-Winning Accessibility Consultant, Speaker and Author. She is the CEO of Accessibility Solutions and an Advocate for all things related to accessibility. 
    Linda is the Treasurer of Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario, a member of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Professional Network and a Certified Community Champion on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol.  
    Linda first became a person with a disability in 2004 since then she has been an active and engaging speaker to groups on a variety of accessibility topics. 
    In addition, Linda is a business owner. Along with her husband Greg they have operated Grelin Apparel Graphics for over 30 years.
    Connect with Us:
    Website – www.solutions4accessibility.com
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibility-solutions/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solutions4accessibility
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBqblsq_vxrKbdvEp2IOWQ

    Thanks for listening!
    It means so much to us that you listened to our podcast! If you would like to continue the conversation with us, connect with Accessibility Solutions on LinkedIn, Facebook or subscribe to the Accessibility Solutions YouTube channel.  For a FREE 15- minute consultation to discuss how accessibility can improve your business bottom line visit www.solutions4accessibility.com. Or email Linda directly linda@solutions4accessibility.com 
    With this podcast, we are building an engaged community that we hope to inspire to Make the World Accessible. If you know somebody who would benefit from this message, or would be an awesome addition to our community, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!
    Subscribe to the podcast
    If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe on the podcast app on your mobile device.
    Leave us a review
    We appreciate every bit of feedback to make this a value-adding part of your day. Ratings and reviews from our listeners not only help us improve but also help others find us in their podcast app. If you have a minute, an honest review on iTunes goes a long way! Thank You!!

    • 21 min

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