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Your Accessible Life

32 EpisodesProduced by Gloria Lepik CorriganWebsite

Practical advice and support for living well with a disability, less-ability or physical challenge.

32 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

The Long Roads of Advocacy (Episode 35-D-5)

July 12th, 2021


Lessons we've learned on the long, winding roads of advocacy. Patience and persistence help us to (slowly) change the world.

St. Petersburg, FL - A City That Cares (Episode 34-E-9)

May 17th, 2021


An interview with Lendel Bright, ADA Coordinator for St. Petersburg, Florida, shows us the wonderful ways his city approaches the opportunity to be …

Out in the Hinterlands and Cities that Don't Care Enough (Episode 33-E-8)

April 14th, 2021


Finding accessible facilities should not depend on which US city or town you visit.  But as this story shows, there are still places where folks with …

Companies Who Care and Autonomous Buses (Episode 32-D-6)

March 18th, 2021


A company who specializes in autonomous buses shows us the value of understanding the needs of all customer groups - especially customers with  disabilities.

An Accessible Road-Trip In The Era of Covid-19 (Episode 30-E-6)

October 14th, 2020


Travel can be challenging when you have a disability, and even more so during a pandemic. This podcast includes observations about a recent trip that included safely and accessibly driving from Florida to upstate New …

Back to Work 2020 (Episode 29-C-4)

August 12th, 2020


So much changed in all of our lives as a result of COVID-19.  But, now that we may have had a chance to "settle-in" to our new reality, this can be a …

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade (Episode 28-A-10)

January 8th, 2020


A new year and a new decade give the opportunity to honestly evaluate our situations and plan for our best future possible - even as we deal with disabilities or less-abilities.

Happy Holidays (Episode 27-E-5)

December 18th, 2019


The holidays can be challenging times for anyone, but often even more so for people with new or worsening disabilities or less-abilities.  In this …

Stand your ground (Episode 26-D-4)

November 20th, 2019


Having a basic knowledge about the laws protecting our rights can be very helpful as we stand up for the "reasonable accommodations" we need.

Juggling Wheelchairs (Episode 24-E-5)

November 13th, 2019


We may need different devices for different purposes.  But knowing which one(s) to take on a trip can result in having to juggle ideas and …

Can I still drive? (Episode 25-D-3)

November 6th, 2019


As our less-abilities or disabilities begin to affect our driving, we find that there are professionals who can help.  In this episode we speak with Liz Green, Executive Director of ADED, the Association of Driver …

Entrepreneurship Meets Disability (Episode 23-C-3)

October 23rd, 2019


When disabilities or less-abilities lead us to a retirement from working in our previous jobs and careers, that doesn't have to mean we don't have options.  In this episode we speak with Elaine Mann, the founder of …

About Hearing (Episode 21-B-4)

October 9th, 2019


Hearing loss affects large numbers of people, but many don't recognize it, don't realize the importance of treating it and don't even know where to turn for accurate information.  In this episode we speak with our …

Ancestry meets Disability - My travels in Estonia (Episode 19-E-5)

September 25th, 2019


"Ancestry Travel" is a real growth area of the travel industry.  But heading to cities and smaller towns in far away places can be extra challenging when we are having to accommodate our disabilities or less-abilities. …

Shared Differences (Episode 18-A-8 )

September 18th, 2019


In this episode we speak with Joan Weisberg, a friend and collaborator whose progressive hearing loss taught her about the many aspects of adjusting …

Finding Resources - First Steps (Episode 17-A-7)

September 4th, 2019


When illnesses, accidents or simple aging brings us disabilities or “less-abilities”, we often need to find new ways to keep living our best lives.  In this episode, we are, again, joined by Joanne Laflin certified ICF …

A Road Trip Through Ireland (Episode 16-E-4)

August 28th, 2019


It takes a lot of effort to plan a successful and enjoyable road trip.  And even more so when it is in a foreign country.  And even more than that …

Finding Community Transportation Options (Episode 15-D-2)

August 21st, 2019


The world of non-driving can be a real challenge.  But in this episode we look at how to find available transportation resources in your community. Seeking out and trying the available systems can bring back our sense …

A Unique Approach to Nutritional Supplements (Episode 14-B-2 )

August 14th, 2019


Diet, and nutrition are major issues for everyone.  They can take on special dimensions when we have new or worsening disabilities or “less-abilities”. In this episode we speak with Mary Twohey and Bob Bouchard of UBee …

See Something, Say Something (Episode 13-A-6

August 7th, 2019


When we, as people with disabilities or less-abilities, see areas where access is unsafe, and notify those who can correct them, we make our worlds safer for everyone.  Our unique points of view help make us very …

The Accessible Travel Community (Episode 12-E-3)

July 31st, 2019


Travelers with disabilities and "less-abilities"  can learn so much from talking to each other.  In this segment we speak with Josh Grisdale, founder of the Accessible Travel Forum, Accessible Japan and the "Have …

Less-abilities - Is this me? (Episode 11-A-5)

July 24th, 2019


So many of us don't like think of our moderate physical challenges as disabilities.  But recognizing them and making needed adjustments can have many benefits.  Seeing them as "less-abilities" may help give the …

Filing for Disability (Episode 10-C-2)

July 17th, 2019


As our new disabilities or less-abilities start to impact daily activities, concerns about work can emerge quickly.  What are our options when we can no longer work?  In this episode, attorney David Lillesand talks …

Un-Driving Lesson (Episode 9-D-1)

July 10th, 2019


As disabilities, less-abilities or other physical challenges make driving more difficult it is helpful to know our options and consider new choices. 

Feelings About Disability (Episode 8-A-4)

July 3rd, 2019


There are so many emotions associated with developing a disability or a less-ability.  In this episode we speak with Mona McGregor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor about these feelings.  And, how they relate to us, …

A Trip to Phoenix (Episode 7-E-2 )

June 26th, 2019


In this episode we talk about a trip taken to the Phoenix at the end of May.  We speak with Jen Rosa, special needs certified travel agent about planning a trip like this  And we recap our experiences visiting parks, a …

Home Sweet Homes (Episode 6-B-1)

June 19th, 2019


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets requirements for access to commercial and municipal buildings.  But not private homes.  In this segment we talk about the challenges and rewards of creating the access …

It's the Law (Episode 5-C-1)

June 12th, 2019


In the US there  are 10 Federal laws governing the rights of individuals with disabilities.  This segment gives overview information about how these laws can help all of us obtain the best access to our world.

We Count (Episode 4-A-3 )

June 5th, 2019


In this episode we look at the available information about prevalence of disabilities and how that is gathered.  We find that disabilities are more common than we thought and people with disabilities really count!

Accessible Traveling (Episode 3-E-1)

May 29th, 2019


In this episode we interview Jen Rosa, Special Needs Certified Travel Agent.  We talk about the value of traveling and travel planning when disabilities, less-abilities or other physical challenges enter our lives.

Life Coaching and Less-abilities (Episode 2-A-2 )

May 22nd, 2019


In this episode we interview Coach JoAnne Laflin.  She describes coaching and how it can help people with disabilities, less-abilities or other physical challenges to build their own best lives!

Introduction and Defining Disabilities (Episode 1-A-1)

May 14th, 2019


We welcome you to the Your Accessible Life Podcast.  In this episode we define Disability and Less-ability, describe our new podcast and let you know what it means for you!

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