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Hello and welcome to Can-Do-Ability. My name is Steven and Iím the Social Media Facilitator at NOVA Employment, an organisation that helps people with disabilities.

Using this blog, it will be my job to keep you informed about current news relating to disabilities as well as stories of peoples triumphs over their disability. It is my hope that this site will be an area where you and I can discuss and share our experiences of having a disability, so we can try to spread awareness that while our disabilities place limitations on us, but we can overcome them.

I want to hear your suggestions on what you would like to see on this blog. So if you have any feedback or questions. Feel free to let me know and I will be happy to answer them.

I look forward to talking with you all and bringing you information on a wide range of topics.

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Looks like at least one bus driver in London needs more education on disability
Can-Do-Ability: Looks like at least one bus driver in London needs more education on disabilityA disabled woman in London was left at the bus stop after the bus driver appeared to be too impatient to help her. Melody Powell was waiting to catch the bus with a friend. The bus arrived and the ... More >>
Creating a voice bank for when you're no longer able to speak
Can-Do-Ability: Creating a voice bank for when you're no longer able to speakJason Liversidge was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2013. Eventually he will lose the ability to speak. But before this happens he wanted to make sure his children would remember the sound ... More >>
Making the beach more accessible
Can-Do-Ability: Making the beach more accessibleI haven't been to the beach in a long time, probably getting close to a decade. This isn't because I haven't had had the opportunity. It's because walking on the soft, uneven, and shifting ... More >>
Helping people to walk again using robotics
Can-Do-Ability: Helping people to walk again using roboticsOver the past 5 years we've made good progress in the creation of powered exoskeletons. Science fiction depicts exoskeletons as giving the user super human strength, speed, and endurance. The ... More >>
The first boy diagnosed as autistic
Can-Do-Ability: The first boy diagnosed as autisticDonald Grey Triplett born in 1933 was the first person to be diagnosed as autistic. His parents knew he was different from other children. He didn't communicate the same way, nor did he have ... More >>
About inspiration and admiration
Can-Do-Ability: About inspiration and admirationLet's talk about the matter of inspiration and admiration of disabled people from the perspective of my experiences. A situation more common for me during the warmer months when my AFOs are more ... More >>
Communicating with only yes or no
Can-Do-Ability: Communicating with only yes or noA stroke is a debilitating event, and the effects of a stroke can stay with a person for the rest of their life. In 2013 Graham Pawley had a severe stroke that left him with limited movement in his ... More >>
My disability is common but most people have never heard of it
Can-Do-Ability: My disability is common but most people have never heard of itI have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT). Now I imagine most of you just thought, What's that? or I've never heard of it? I'll start with what throws people off when they ... More >>
Wheelmap - Worldwide Information on wheelchair accessible locations
Can-Do-Ability: Wheelmap - Worldwide Information on wheelchair accessible locationsDo you worry when you leave the house that where you're going won't be accessible? Wheelmap is a free online map that stores information on wheelchair accessibility, worldwide. It was created ... More >>
International Day of People with Disability
Can-Do-Ability: International Day of People with DisabilityToday is the International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD). Their are lots of events planned with the purpose of recognising the progress made in breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive ... More >>
Ultrasonic canes give the blind more information about their surroundings
Can-Do-Ability: Ultrasonic canes give the blind more information about their surroundingsUltrasonic canes have been around for years, so many of you may be aware of what they are and what they allow people to do. For those of you who are unaware, like I was before I wrote this article, read ... More >>
Disabled or Differently Abled
Can-Do-Ability: Disabled or Differently AbledDisability is a subject that makes some people uncomfortable and that's why different words are sometimes used to describe it. Some people prefer differently abled because it's used to talk about ... More >>
 
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