George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my privilege – my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
This is a life defining statement! On a personal level, it has become my personal mission statement.
I have previously hinted that I would be coming out of retirement; therefore, doing so should surprise no-one. Nor would it take a rocket scientist to figure out that I am pursuing another accessibility venture. I’ve been thinking about this particular venture for several years and started building it last year. It’s not like anything I’ve ever done before, so I’m quite excited (and nervous!!) about making a go of it. For the time being, I’ll be using this blog as a vehicle for communicating additional information about this new venture.
I’m also very excited to announce that WebABLE.TV is launching a new series, “Accessibility Champions” this spring. Our ‘Champions’ program is a monthly series featuring collaborations, initiatives and innovative solutions launched by individuals and organizations who are working together to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The program will be produced by TV WorldWide and supported by sponsors.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been semi-retired for nearly 3 years now. As I conclude this first blog, I would like to express my sincere gratefulness for the incredible outpouring of kindness by family, friends and colleagues following my wife Kim’s passing. Be assured that I will always be indebted to all of you.