John and Mark Cronin, of John’s Crazy Socks H/T: Microsoft Transform blog.
This inspiring story slipped past my attention over the past week or so, but I am so glad I found it. Everyone has a talent; So thankful for the opportunity to highlight those who has nearly always been forgotten, but in today’s environment, might as well not even exist.
Then Cronin, who is 22 and has Down syndrome, reflected on his sartorial flair for colorful outfits and socks, a passion that began in fourth grade to the occasional shriek of his older brother: “Dad, you can’t let him go out like that!”
But Cronin’s fashion resolve led to his lightbulb idea for John’s Crazy Socks, a flourishing online store launched in late 2016. Based in Huntington, New York, the company has grown into a multi-million-dollar business with an inventory of more than 2,000 unique, cheerful and vibrant socks. They include socks with googly-eyed pineapples, smiling corgis, Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and trolls with hair you can comb.
“They’re fun, colorful, creative and let me be me,” Cronin says of his affinity for joyous footwear.
John’s Crazy Socks spreads joy, shows power of hiring people with disabilities | Transform
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CN Picture Basic Income Plus from Website
This is a 2-month-old article just brought to my attention by Scott Santens, an advocate for Universal Basic Income. What is happening right now is Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has made a bold proposal that has some roots in Basic Income but using the tax code to effect it (Lowrey, 2018 para. 2).
Could basic income help the emancipation of people with disabilities?:
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Made by Dislexia screenshot
Caveat: Some platforms do not include voice capabilities natively.
Voice dictation coming to Microsoft’s Office web apps:
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Satya Nadella (C) with Zyrobotics CEO Dr. Johnetta MacCalla (L) and CTO Dr. Ayanna Howard (R) courtesy of Microsoft
Announcing the first AI for Accessibility grantee: Zyrobotics
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Disability Answer Desk Vidcap from Microsoft
I’m looking forward to testing this out on my own. However, since I have older pre-Windows 10 hardware, this may not be a swift encounter.
Windows 10 accessibility in the October 2018 Update – Windows Experience Blog
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