Some of the things I heard that really resonated with me. When I advocate for myself, I benefit the community. (I need to remember that the next time the environment at work really gets in my way.) I need to create image descriptions for the pictures I use to illustrate my blog. This will also help people find my work. Disabled people can be leaders.
The other really important takeaway was a renewed sense of gratitude for the job I have. My college was built in the 60s. It’s not gothic gorgeous, with broad green lawns. However, it is very accessible. The elevators and the ramps are part of the original fabric of the building, not an afterthought. In some ways I made the transition to pushing a walker very easily because all the tools I needed were already in place. I love the job I have.