Kim Matthews, on June 6, 2018 at 10:24 AM
I’m not sure how many of you that read the Sharevision Blog follow us on social media, but a few weeks ago – around the time when the Sedin twins played their last game in Vancouver (a memorable time for us hockey fans!) – I shared a news story on Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, where Managing Director of the group that owns the arena, Paulo Aquilini, spoke in this video about the venue being the first designated ‘autism aware’ arena in Canada.
Recently I have become fascinated and fully inspired by Kitchener, Ontario’s first integrated fitness, yoga and hockey training centre.
Kim Matthews, on February 7, 2018 at 6:17 AM
Social media strengthens connections and collaborations. It’s a way to share knowledge with your: community, clients, staff, volunteers, other agencies, and those seeking your expertise. Wonderful, right?
In 2018 it is used to turn communication into interactive dialogue among communities and individuals. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, the list goes on. These platforms enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking, and who in this day and age doesn’t want to be able to do that for their organization?
For most of my working life, I have been involved in visual design. Suffice it to say, I am interested in all aspects of it – though I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that universal accessibility was never really on my design radar.
That is until my friend became an accredited Access Consultant through the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Program.
And wow, there is a lot to assess.
Kim Matthews, on December 20, 2017 at 8:24 AM
“Machine learning and AI have the power to transform our lives and to empower every person and organization around the world. It’s crucial that as these technologies develop they are designed to include people with disabilities”
~ Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) seems so amazing – I mean, robots I can talk to and ask to activate functions in my home? Yes please!