Holiday gatherings – whether they’re online or in-person – give us all a chance to catch up with friends, share a meal or just have a good time. The best of these celebrations include everyone, regardless of ability. Austin nonprofit Knowbility spends the year helping to create accessible web sites and other digital experiences. For the holidays, Knowbility staff turned their attention to providing tips for party planners and participants. This week, they produced a webinar with tips and even some accessible gift suggestions for people with disabilities.
“I think sometimes people are intimidated by a disability, and they’re afraid to acknowledge it,” said Knowbility executive director Sharron Rush. “But people with disabilities understand that they have disability, and it’s not a thing of shame. It’s not something to be awkward about.”