Social Media

Disability and Social Media

From facebook to twitter, blogs, flickr and Klout, social media gives most people more collaboration, conversation and online connections than ever before. For those with disabilities it opens doors between isolated individuals who are physically and often emotionally detached. For me, the only time I get to interact in-person with others who have a prosthetic eye is in the ocularist’s waiting room. Sites such as LostEye.com (love the celebrity list) and it’s corresponding facebook group are creating connections with disabled groups who may otherwise have never reached out to others with the same challenges. That’s powerful. Continue reading

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