Monday, July 12, 2010

Empowering With Communication

I personally think communicating with another person begins at birth. Every mother knows when her new baby needs fed or just wants held. Baby’s first words are precious. Besides the spoken word there are many ways of letting another person know what you want to say, such as body movements, smiles, sign language, and writing are just a few ways. I would like to tell you about a couple of very inspiring womwn I know via Twitter and how they communicate even though they have “disabilities”. I don’t know about using that word to describe either of them, maybe challenges would be a better word.


Meet Glenda Watson Hyatt
   From her blog page: “Glenda Watson Hyatt shares her experiences living with cerebral palsy to motivate and inspire others to think about how they perceive their own situation and their own world around them. She does all this by typing with only her left thumb!”
   I have become Glenda’s number one fan; she inspires me in so many different ways. I consider finding her on Twitter a “God Wink”. Her Twitter bio says: “Specializing in accessibility on the web and in real life.” Recently Glenda bought an iPad which has changed the way she talks in public. Please read her review of the iPad on her blog post that reviews it. 
   Glenda travels extensively to do consulting, give presentations, attend conventions, and more. I never say “Go Glenda” because I know she has already gone to help others.

Meet Karen Putz
   From her blog page: If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a deaf mom of three deaf and hard of hearing kiddos. The hubby is deaf too. However, we’ve got a cute little Westie who can hear a rabbit breathing a half mile away
  On Twitter Karen goes by DeafMom, because as she says that describes her. Karen is a writer, a very good one too. She gives links to her writing on the blog. Karen is a barefooter, she skis barefooted. She writes about that too.
  Karen is very involved with communication via her work at ZVRS. They provide Video Relay Service and so much more. Please visit the site for information. 
  One last personal note about communicating, I am disabled but I sure haven’t stop communicating. I do more and more of it via emails, blogs, twitter, etc. I rarely talk on the phone, which is something that surprises me since I used to be on the phone so much. (Maybe I made too many cold calls)

I always say, I am always just a click away.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind words, MissDazey! I am thankful for Twitter, blog comments and emails as communication methods; I have enjoyed getting to know you through those ways - and I look forward to the day we meet in-person!

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  2. Thanks for this post! You have me very curious as to how the iPad has helped Glenda and so I'm off to read her post. Thanks again for this post and for contributing to the BloggersUnite event.

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  3. A note..no, that blog was marked '06 and that's when I wrote it. I never change so it's still relevant. :-) I am porting all the blogs from Spaces to Blogger.
    xox

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  4. Since MS became a part of me I have given up many dreams, but other dreams were created, like writing which I can do with one finger on my blog and I even had a short story published! You are right, communication is a crucial part of a happy life. Thx for new friends to meet!

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  5. Diane, It's my pleasure to meet you and appreciate you stopping by. Have you always like to write?

    I will popped over and read more of your blog.

    MissDazey

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