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Interview on Carole Jean Whittington’s “The Brain Dump Blog” about Accessibility in Education

Accessibility in Education with Advocate, Jacki Edry

Carole Jean:  What does accessibility mean to you?

Jacki Edry: Accessibility means many things to me, but as a general rule, it means providing the tools, accommodations, and understanding individuals need in an accepting and appreciative manner so that they will feel comfortable in their environment and will be able to thrive.

Accessibility also means that every effort should be made to enable people to feel as if they “belong” in their environment; rather than feeling as if they are being “included” from the sidelines. There is a big difference between “inclusion” and “belonging,” and belonging should be the objective.

Carole Jean: What is your big “why” for advocating in education?

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Jacki Edry is a graduate of Hampshire College and has an extensive background in education, writing, and marketing. She has been exploring the world of autism and neurodiversity for over thirty-five years. 

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