Story by Phil Pangrazio
In each edition of LivAbility Magazine we ask, “How are we doing?” I’d like to take that a step further. I’d like to ask, “How is Ability360 doing?” Yes, I’d like to know what you think of LivAbility, but I’d also like to know what you think of Ability360 overall. What are we doing right? What would you like to see us do more of? How can we improve what we are currently doing? What program(s) have you or a loved one used and what did you think of it? How did it help you or them? We are interested in anything you’d like to share with us…just don’t be hateful or crude! We’ll take good, bad, great or ugly! We can take it, so don’t hold back. In fact, I promise we’ll use the feedback to get better and do even more in the future if at all possible!
So if you’re using our programs, tell us what you think. We have really tried to evolve with the times and fulfill the needs of our disability community. Our venture into adaptive sports, fitness and recreation is one example of that, but certainly there are others such as the opening of Café Cultivate. Our Living Well with a Disability program and, more recently, our Community Leadership Academy are two other examples. Our Home Modification and Socialization Through Recreation programs have been going strong for more than 20 years. What do you think of them? We’ve been providing in-home personal assistance services since the late 1980’s. If you’ve benefited from them, we’d love to hear about your experience. Have you received social security benefits consulting from us? Did we help you find employment? Did we help you move out of a nursing home? Did we help you find community resources or housing? If we helped you with any of these, we want to hear from you!
So that brings me to LivAbility Magazine. As I said earlier, we’d love to hear your opinions of it too. What do you think of the publication? Is
it accessible? Is it easy to read? Do you like our photography? Do you prefer the print or online version?
Do you like our use of social media? Want more advertising? What kind of stories do you enjoy? What subjects are we not covering? What stories should we do more of? What stories should we do less of? Want more local news? Want more national news? Want more advocacy and legislative information? Want more product and assistive technology information? Want more personal stories, dating and sex appeal? Should we cover more disabilities? Which ones? Hidden disabilities, mental health or sensory disabilities? Do you have recommendations of who we should talk to and feature in a story? If so, we want to hear from you!
Ok, I think you get my point! We want your thoughts, comments, gripes, concerns, suggestions and ideas for the future of Ability360, our media publications, and our programs. So send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to use this information to keep improving Ability360 and everything we do!
President and CEO, Ability360