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Real conversations. No-nonsense talk from everyday people with disabilities living their most independent lives everyday lives. Tune in for the latest news surrounding disability, accessibility, and independence, where conversations aren't dissed and stories that need to be told aren't missed. Subscribe to this podcast to stay in the know. Disability Talks: Don't Dis my Ability is hosted by Shelly Houser. Abilities in Motion is a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live independent, self-determined lives.

Disability Talks: Don't Dis My Ability Abilities in Motion

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Real conversations. No-nonsense talk from everyday people with disabilities living their most independent lives everyday lives. Tune in for the latest news surrounding disability, accessibility, and independence, where conversations aren't dissed and stories that need to be told aren't missed. Subscribe to this podcast to stay in the know. Disability Talks: Don't Dis my Ability is hosted by Shelly Houser. Abilities in Motion is a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live independent, self-determined lives.

    Scewo- Everywhere you want to go!

    Scewo- Everywhere you want to go!

    Happy New Year listeners!  This year we wanted to start the year off with some high-tech equipment. I  sat down with Natalie  Rotschi, Communications & PR Manager to find out about the Scewo Bro from Switzerland. This high-tech electric chair, ensures users will feel confident on all terrains and even a flight of stairs.




    Website:  https://www.scewo.com/en/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=scewo&origin=GLOBAL_SEARCH_HEADER&sid=JZO
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=scewo
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scewo_official/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vot0hG_9ybQ
    Want to be a guest on our show?  Connect with us at: https://www.abilitiesinmotion.org/podcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbilitiesinMotionPA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abilitiesinmotion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerksCountyCIL?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instaaim/

    • 57 min
    Disability Employment with Doug Goist- Part 2

    Disability Employment with Doug Goist- Part 2

    In part 2 of my interview with Doug Goist, we talk about the mission of National Industries  for the Blind and how the pandemic has shifted employer's mindset of disabled persons working from home.  As Doug and his team work with candidates and employers, he crushes the common stigmas that are not valid and shows how even eyeglasses are assistive technology.

    Tune in and enjoy!

    Website:  https://nsite.org/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-goist-656b3228/?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAAXcyCIBsWHvUSlFnji6HkCmKGFgGH8__rw
    Want to be a guest on our show?  Connect with us at: https://www.abilitiesinmotion.org/podcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbilitiesinMotionPA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abilitiesinmotion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerksCountyCIL?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instaaim/

    • 21 min
    Disability Employment with Doug Goist- Part 1

    Disability Employment with Doug Goist- Part 1

    Doug Goist wasn't born blind, however during his high school days, while playing sports he started to see it fading away. Listen in as I sit down with Doug and talk about his journey through O& M training and how he uses his disability to create employment ability for thousands every year.  With his years of experience and work with the National Industries for the Blind and NSITE, Doug and his team are changing the views for candidates with blindness and educating employers to become more inclusive.

    Website:  https://nsite.org/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-goist-656b3228/?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAAXcyCIBsWHvUSlFnji6HkCmKGFgGH8__rw
    Want to be a guest on our show?  Connect with us at: https://www.abilitiesinmotion.org/podcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbilitiesinMotionPA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abilitiesinmotion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerksCountyCIL?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instaaim/

    • 23 min
    Tenacious Tiffany - Living Her Best Life with Progeria

    Tenacious Tiffany - Living Her Best Life with Progeria

    Tiffany always knew she was different but is always full of joy despite her physical challenges.  When she became a teenager, she discovered just how unique she truly was. Through testing, she, her brother, and mother discovered they all had Progeria, a rapid aging disability. At 43, Tiffany is relatively healthy and definitely happy! It was a joy and honor to sit and talk with this "unicorn" who has a 1:50 million life!  Tune in and enjoy this episode of Disability Talks.

    Website: https://www.wanderlustcbus.com/contact-us
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wanderluststudiocbus/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wanderluststudiocbus/

    Want to be a guest on our show?  Connect with us at: https://www.abilitiesinmotion.org/podcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbilitiesinMotionPA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abilitiesinmotion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerksCountyCIL?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instaaim/

    • 31 min
    Exploring Accessibility Excellence with PA Museums and Historical Sites

    Exploring Accessibility Excellence with PA Museums and Historical Sites

    Shelly sits down with Project Manager, Jenny Angell to discuss the two year long project that the Pa Museums and Historical Sites have undertaken to identify what changes they can make to create accessible excellence throughout the state. If your organization could use a fresh look, contact Jenny to obtain a packet.

     Pa Museums website: https://pamuseums.org/accessibility-excellence/

    Want to be a guest on our show?  Connect with us at: https://www.abilitiesinmotion.org/podcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbilitiesinMotionPA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abilitiesinmotion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerksCountyCIL?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instaaim/

    • 36 min
    Allies & Obstacles- Building Social and Cultural Capital

    Allies & Obstacles- Building Social and Cultural Capital

    This week, Disability Talks sits down with the authors of Allies & Obstacles to discuss the importance of advocacy and collaboration for persons with disabilities. This  process should begin from an early age to ensure independent success and a wide variety of supports that are long term. Listen in to find out how to bridge gaps and build success.

    Richard Scotch- richard.scotch@utdallas.edu
    Allison Carey - ACCare@ship.edu
    Pamela Block - pblock@uwo.ca

    Want to be a guest on our show?  Connect with us at: https://www.abilitiesinmotion.org/podcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbilitiesinMotionPA
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/abilitiesinmotion/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerksCountyCIL?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/instaaim/

    • 36 min

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