i’ve had severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) for twenty years now and it forced me to give up on all my creative outlets, but i was happy to discover i could stamp and watercolour images, my favourite part of card making.
people sometimes marvel at how i can create with my hands but i do avoid some techniques and/or products that are too difficult for me. and, sometimes i create slowly because of fatigue and/or pain.
i plan on doing monthly product reviews to raise awareness about some of the products out there that work for me and why and the need to incorporate universal design.
as an advocate, i know the biggest barrier to people with disabilities is the attitudinal barrier and, unfortunately, a stereotypical attitude regarding the abilities of people with disabilities.