Empowerment, I do like that word. There is strength in it, in fact the very center of it is "power". I am not talking about overpowering others, but knowing that each of us has "power" over ourselves in the way we think and handle life on a day to day bases.
My physical limitations came over several years, a slow painful process that is on going. (and speeding up, I might add) I was lucky that I could make the adjustments gradually.
Yesterday I ordered speech to text software, I can't wait for it to get here and try it. I love, yes love it the right word, being on the Internet. The Internet and the computer is my lifeline to family and friends. Through Twitter and blogs I can interact with, well, the world. My hands and wrists are making it very difficult to click and clack so much on the keyboard. I ordered the standard edition of Dragon. I'll let you know how it works for me.
I appreciate the opportunity to join others in blogging during "People First, Empowering People with Disabilities". Almost 300 blogging are posting blogs on the subject. A list and more information can be found on Bloggers Unite.