Google Maps Accessibility Features: how you can help

Google Maps has been on point lately. Last year they released filters for accessibility at locations and recently they released accessible routes for wheelchair users. You can now not only see if the place or locations takes credit cards, but also if they have a flat entrance and accessible bathroom. Other apps like WheelMap have…

Accessible Morocco: wheelchair accessible tips and ideas in Marrakech

I just got back from Morocco and needless to say, it was amazingggg. I love traveling to places that aren't notably 'wheelchair friendly'. I also enjoy places that are a just different than what I'm used to in the US or Germany. The Moroccan people are extremely kind and generous with their help. People are…

Euro Trip 2018 Prep: the chaotic process of planning a trip for people(me) with disabilities

I'm in the process of planning 'Kestler Euro Trip 2018.' Yes, I know, I live in Europe, so I won't be crossing an ocean, but my parents will be. And my brother may come and a friend from college. My life is a bit at a crossroads and I'm possibly looking to leave Europe soon.…

A sneak peak into my Master’s Thesis: Human Needs, Refugees & Disability

I've been wanting to write a few blog posts about my thesis, but wasn't sure how to approach it. If you're interested in my program - Intercultural Conflict Management - read about it in my previous post. As I'm teaching a course at the Hochschule Darmstadt on Migration and Disability, the weekly prep has led…

Conference experiences – disability, comics and literature

I spent this past weekend back in Berlin. I had been meaning to visit some friends, but I also wanted to attend a conference called 'PathoGraphics¬†-¬†Stories of Illness/ Disability in Literature and Comics.' It was a mixture of being fascinating and way over my head. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. I originally went…

A note on accessible cities

While living in Germany I've been able to experience the presence and lack of accessibility throughout Europe. Additionally, while writing my thesis on refugees with disabilities migrating to Berlin, I learned of new accessibility barriers. For example, the idea of urban planning for housing for refugees with disabilities. How do we create livable cities for…