Making the Holiday Season Accessible to All

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It is a challenge during the holiday season to overcome barriers because of disability. A lot of holiday festivities are held in private homes of family and friends. This can present an obstacle because many people’s homes are not accessible. I know in some cases the person with a disability prefers to host the festive gatherings because their home is adequately setup for their needs.

My advice about attending holiday gatherings of people’s homes is, to know what you’re getting yourself into. If you’ve been to this house before chances are you know what to expect in terms of accessibility. If not, it would be appropriate to ask some questions. Like such as, how many stairs to get into the house? Is there a bathroom on the main floor? And perhaps, anything else that may be relevant to your personal situation.

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About lifeofthedifferentlyabled

Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook

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