Disability culture has always been alive and well, but with the technology available today, it’s more widespread than ever before. It comes in many shapes and forms and could simply be a forum where a person with disabilities can talk about their struggles and solutions, or they may not discuss their disability at all. Sometimes being included in a group with other disabled people and talking about other things you enjoy doing provides a sense of inclusivity. Here are some of the most common ways a person with disabilities can participate in the disability culture online.
Podcasts are entertaining, informative and can be listened to any time and anywhere. You can find a podcast that talks about disability issues in our society if you want to be educated in that area, or you may choose a more inspirational podcast. A great podcast that incorporates a good mixture of different discussions is The Accessible Stall. You can also search for many different others depending on your interests.
Subscribe To Blogs
Subscribing to a blog or multiple blogs can help you stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the disabled world. This could include information about disability services you can take advantage of, how accessibility standards are changing or even some light-hearted reading about activities a person with disabilities can participate in. Find a blogger you can relate to and subscribe to their blog, and feel free to comment on their posts to spark some intuitive conversations with other like-minded people.
View TED Talks
If you need some inspiration regarding your physical disability, there are plenty of sources to find it. TED Talks are very popular for the disability culture and they discuss virtually every challenge you could face while being disabled. Sometimes it can boost your spirits just being constantly reminded that other people are fighting similar fights as you and you aren’t alone as a person with disabilities struggling at times.
Participate In Online Forums
Online forums are a major component of the disability culture. Having conversations with other people with disabilities can be great since you already have something in common to talk about. You may learn new things about disability services other people are taking advantage of or simply talk about the challenges and solutions you’ve experienced. Online forums can build a great sense of community and provide a welcoming environment for people with disabilities. And you may even make some new friends from your own city, across the state, the country or even the world.
At Next Day Access, we take great pride in offering innovative accessibility products and solutions for a person with disabilities. When participating in the disability culture online, you may come across specific devices other people are using to improve their mobility and accessibility in their homes. If you believe you could benefit from having some of these products, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time and we would be happy to provide you with a free assessment.