It's more than Accessibility, It's accessing Abilities!

Equity and the Power of a Dream

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As a young girl with a physical disability, Sady Paulson dreamed of becoming a strong, independent, and contributing member of society. In fact, she dreamed of being a videographer who would make videos that could help break barriers while changing people’s perceptions of individuals with disabilities. Sady was born with cerebral palsy, adopted, and brought from South Korea to the U.S. as an infant. As a student struggling to discover the skills that would make her employable in the future, it was the guidance of teacher Mark Coppin that set Sady up for success. Mark introduced Sady to the technology that enabled her to meaningfully communicate and learn to be a skilled videographer. Sady credits Mark and technology for paving the way to her career and believes accessible technology solutions gave her the opportunity to edit a video for tech giant Apple. Sady’s story reminds us to look beyond challenges and focus on opportunities.