In this episode of Stories from the Field, we welcome Beth Wiesendanger who shares her unique perspective as a first-generation individual growing up with the ADA laws in the 90s. She discussed the misconceptions around what disability looks like and how it's important to advocate for the disabled community. She also speaks on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and how they bring a unique perspective and skillset to the workplace and ways to encourage employers to be open-minded and create a culture of inclusivity and accessibility. We hope you can tune in to learn more about Beth’s journey and advocacy for disability rights and accessibility which is grounded in her personal experiences and her belief that everyone deserves equal opportunities and access.
LEARNING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Growing up in the 90s and what that looked like for someone with a disability.
How disability looks like from a physical, technological, and societal perspective.
What it means to be an ally to the disabled community.
Episode website w/ resources, guest bio & full transcript: https://www.fireflyinclusion.com/news-notes/2021/debunking-the-myth-of-the-vital-few
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