In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Michael Hingson discusses living a full life regardless of the thoughts of others. He is a New York Times best-selling author and a keynote speaker. His story of survival on September 11, 2001 from the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center is riveting. Additionally, his thoughts on disabilities, inclusive Internet access and living a full life are something everyone should hear!
Here are a few of the items discussed by Michael Hingson and host Rob Oliver:
- His outlook on employment for people with disabilities
- Michael’s fascinating story of the events of September 11, 2001
- An introduction to Michael’s guide dog Roselle
- Michael’s efforts for disaster preparedness for people with disabilities
- A reminder that just because you can’t “see” doesn’t mean you can’t sense…
- The difficulty of inaccessible visual content, including websites
- Understanding that we all need help sometimes, not just people with disabilities, everybody!
- What the law requires for accessibility and websites
- Michael’s work to simplify accessible website design
You can find out more about Michael Hingson on his website and through social media. Check out his two books as well, “Thunder Dog” and “Running with Roselle”. Ask him about how to make your website more accessible for people with low vision.
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