Accessibility – A New Way of Thinking

The word Accessibility brings to mind the concept of people with disabilities being able to “access” places…like the definition below:

 

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities.

 

Accessibility - a new way of thinking!

Accessibility – a new way of thinking!

And yet…I believe it is a new way of thinking for Everyone!

Let me explain:

When I was injured I began to realize there were things I could not do anymore.  I cant stand, I cant walk, I cant run, I cant hike a mountain trail, and I can continue with this list for a long time but….

Then I started going through Rehab I started to realize that there are many things I can do. I can roll faster then most people walk, I can use my arms instead of my legs, I can still do what I want!

 

The new way of thinking is this:

If you want to do something there is ALWAYS a way to do it!

 

Think outside the box: Can you do it differently to achieve your goal?  Is there a tool you can use?

Its like problem solving, or putting a puzzle together.

I have braces that allow me to stand and walk around the house, I have a racing wheelchair that allows me to go faster than most people can run, I can (and have) used an ATV (four wheeler) to take me into the mountains.

So the next time you are trying to do something and you run into a wall or challenge, remember there IS a way, you just have to figure it out!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Travis!

 

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