On today's episode I speak with Tim Doucette, a legally blind amateur astronomer, about his family's journey on opening North America's first UNESCO Starlight Tourist Destination, Deep Sky Eye Observatory.
Tune in to learn more about the events that reconnected Tim to his cosmic passion, and how Tim's story resonates with those of us that struggle to pursue our passion.
Tim Doucette, a legally blind amateur astronomer, resides beneath the dark skies of Nova Scotia where he lives with his family. Deep Sky Eye Observatory is located in the Doucette's backyard and receives visitors from around the world. The Doucettes' goal is to share their love of astronomy with people of all abilities. Make sure to connect with Tim on Facebook or his family's website www.deepskyeye.com
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How many of us live with, a visible or invisible disability such as Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, etc? In today's episode I have special guest Emily Ladau, of Words I Wheel By.
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Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. A native of Long Island, New York, Emily graduated with a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 2013. She is dedicated to harnessing the powers of communication and social media as tools for people of all abilities to become informed and engaged about disability and social justice issues.
Emily maintains a blog, Words I Wheel By, and her writing has been published on websites including The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Salon, Vice, and Huffington Post. Alongside her work as a writer, Emily has spoken before numerous audiences, ranging from a panel about the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the U.S. Department of Education, to the occupational therapy program at New York University.
All of Emily’s activism is driven by her firm belief that if we want the world to be accessible to people with all types of disabilities, we must make ideas and concepts surrounding disability accessible to the world.
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