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Unmotivation strategies

As a person with a disability, I understand the limits of motivation alone in helping me overcome certain obstacles. The disability rights movement rightfully identifies society’s obligation to create inclusive opportunities and not blindly leave questions of healthcare or access to the community up to one’s level of motivation. However, on a personal level, the disability rights movement does not give me any tools for accomplishing my daily to-do list or making me write that blog…


Posted on July 2, 2018 at 9:10am — 6 Comments

Just do stuff!

Choosing a career is the hardest and least critical choice of your professional life. Let me explain. Undoubtedly, we have all been asked from a young age “what do you want to be when you grow up?” This is likely even a question you are struggling with today. Whether you are in high school taking personality tests to find your career match, being hounded by your career services advisor to declare a major or even if you are a seasoned professional, you probably still wrestle with how to…


Posted on May 11, 2018 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Essential Ability

              If you’re like me, productivity is often on your mind. As people with disabilities, I think that many of us struggle with this concept and think of true productivity as inaccessible to us. I know that this is something that has certainly crossed my mind numerous times, particularly when I was beginning my professional career. I believed that my disability got in the way of accomplishing many of the tasks I needed to complete on a daily basis and that this lack of productivity…


Posted on March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:45am on March 13, 2018, Erika J. Kluge said…

HI Joel,

My name is Erika Kluge and I am a blog writer for Assistive Technology for PunchIN. I want to welcome you to our team! 

What are your interests regarding careers/jobs?

Have a great night,



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